"halters" in the noun sense
1. halter, hackamore
rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
2. hangman's rope, hangman's halter, halter, hemp, hempen necktie
a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
4. halter, haltere, balancer
either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
"halters" in the verb sense
hang with a halter
2. hamper, halter, cramp, strangle
prevent the progress or free movement of
"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"
"the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
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