verb (used with object)
Origin of halter1
noun, plural hal·te·res [hal-teer-eez] /hælˈtɪər iz/.
Origin of halter2
Origin of halter3
Origin of halter4
verb (used without object)
Origin of halt2
Related Words for haltersore, damaged, harmed, deformed, handicapped, broken, paralyzed, impaired, mangled, marred, curb, cord, rope, leash, harness, shackle, disabled, halt, stiff, pained
Examples from the Web for halter
Contemporary Examples of halter
“There are many after-hours events where you can show off your halter, strapless shirt or dress, or mini-skirt,” Royer wrote.A Handy Guide To Help You Dress for CPAC
Misty White Sidell
March 13, 2013
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Halter sounded at least a tad reluctant to take on the mantle of the Great Progressive Hope.Attack from the Left
March 2, 2010
The most helpful hint was that twisting the sashes was the key to the halter top.Can an $895 Dress Be a Bargain?
November 29, 2009
It featured a brief that extended halfway up the midriff, just below the breasts, and was held up with a halter neck tie.The Return of the Monokini
July 22, 2009
She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff.Bill O'Reilly Is Stalking Me
March 30, 2009
Historical Examples of halter
Put a halter round her neck, and sell her for a pot of beer.The Armourer's Prentices
Charlotte M. Yonge
I've no halter the way I can ride down on the mare, and I must go now quickly.Riders to the Sea
J. M. Synge
He struck the horse over the flank with the loose end of the halter rein.In the Midst of Alarms
They may win, and if they do, it will be our necks that will be put into the yoke--or the halter.In the Valley
When they reached her gate, it was she who took the halter from Elvin's hand, and tied the horse.Meadow Grass
Word Origin for halter
noun, sentence substitute
Word Origin for halt
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the halt
Word Origin for halt
Old English hælftre "rope for leading a horse," from West Germanic *halftra- "that by which something is held" (cf. Old Saxon haliftra "halter," Old High German halftra, Middle Dutch halfter; see helve). In women's clothing sense, originally "strap attached to the top of a backless bodice and looped around the neck," 1935, later extended to the tops themselves.
"a stop, a halting," 1590s, from French halte (16c.) or Italian alto, ultimately from German Halt, imperative from Old High German halten "to hold" (see hold (v.)). A German military command borrowed into the Romanic languages 16c. The verb in this sense is from 1650s, from the noun. Related: Halted; halting.
"lame," in Old English lemphalt "limping," from Proto-Germanic *haltaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian halt, Old Norse haltr, Old High German halz, Gothic halts "lame"), from PIE *keld-, from root *kel- "to strike, cut," with derivatives meaning "something broken or cut off" (cf. Russian koldyka "lame," Greek kolobos "broken, curtailed"). The noun meaning "one who limps; the lame collectively" is from c.1200.
see call a halt; come to a halt; grind to a halt.