See also: Halter

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English halter, helter, helfter, from Old English hælfter, hælftre (halter), from Proto-West Germanic *halftrijā (harness), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kelH- (to cut), equivalent to half- +‎ -ter. Cognate with Scots helter (halter), Dutch halfter, halster (halter), Low German halfter, helchter, halter (halter), German Halfter (halter, holster).

Alternative formsEdit

  • helter (obsolete, Northern England)

NounEdit

halter (plural halters)

 
A horse wearing a halter
  1. A bitless headpiece of rope or straps, placed on the head of animals such as cattle or horses to lead or tie them.
  2. A rope with a noose, for hanging criminals; the gallows rope.
  3. A halter top.
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VerbEdit

halter (third-person singular simple present halters, present participle haltering, simple past and past participle haltered)

  1. (transitive) To place a halter on.
    What do you mean, you didn't halter the horses when we stopped for the night?

Etymology 2Edit

halt +‎ -er

NounEdit

halter (plural halters)

  1. One who halts or limps; a cripple.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

halter (plural halteres)

  1. Alternative form of haltere

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Inherited from Old English hælftre, hælfter, from Proto-West Germanic *halftrijā.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈhaltər/, /ˈhɛltər/, /ˈhaltrə/

NounEdit

halter (plural haltres)

  1. A halter; horse headgear lacking a bit.
  2. (rare) A rope tied in a noose for hanging.
  3. (rare) The binding contract of marriage.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: halter
  • Scots: helter, hilter

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

halter

  1. present tense of halte

PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

halter m (plural halteres)

  1. Alternative form of haltere

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

halter

  1. indefinite plural of halt