verb (used with object)
- halsted's operation,
- halsted's suture,
- halsted, william stewart,
- haltom city
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
Examples from the Web for halter
“There are many after-hours events where you can show off your halter, strapless shirt or dress, or mini-skirt,” Royer wrote.
In an interview with The Daily Beast, Halter sounded at least a tad reluctant to take on the mantle of the Great Progressive Hope.
The most helpful hint was that twisting the sashes was the key to the halter top.
It featured a brief that extended halfway up the midriff, just below the breasts, and was held up with a halter neck tie.
She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff.
We expect to be caught with chaff, like fractious colts coquetting with the halter and secretly not unwilling to be caught.Unveiling a Parallel|Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
I can pull you through; but, mind, if you break your word, I'll never leave you until I have put a halter round your neck.Settling Day|Nat Gould
A horse that has once pulled on his halter can never be as well broken as one that has never pulled at all.
Taking the halter off your thoughts and giving them a good kick behind.The Roycroft Dictionary|Elbert Hubbard
But Pedrillo twisted the halter around Capitanas muzzle and so tied her to the tail of Peregrina.In Sunny Spain with Pilarica and Rafael|Katharine Lee Bates
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.
"to walk unsteadily," early 14c., from Old English haltian "to be lame," from the same source as halt (adj.). The meaning "make a halt" is 1650s, from halt (n.). As a command word, attested from 1796. Related: Halted; halting.
see call a halt; come to a halt; grind to a halt.