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Synonyms for halter

harness

Synonyms for halter

rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading

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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

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either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects

hang with a halter

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prevent the progress or free movement of

References in classic literature ?
But what I say is this: it ain't good sense to go court'n around after a halter if you can git at what you're up to in some way that's jist as good and at the same time don't bring you into no resks.
They say the fathers, in 1776, signed the Declaration of Independence with the halter about their necks.
Without daring to remonstrate, the companions of Gurth bound him with a halter, as the readiest cord which occurred.
He then contrived to raise him from the ground, and with no little difficulty hoisted him upon his ass, which seemed to him to be the easiest mount for him; and collecting the arms, even to the splinters of the lance, he tied them on Rocinante, and leading him by the bridle and the ass by the halter he took the road for the village, very sad to hear what absurd stuff Don Quixote was talking.
But among the crowd were several whose punishment would be life-long; some, whose ears had been cropped, like those of puppy dogs; others, whose cheeks had been branded with the initials of their misdemeanors; one, with his nostrils slit and seared; and another, with a halter about his neck, which he was forbidden ever to take off, or to conceal beneath his garments.
Dismounting, she walked silently into the midst of the camp, and there seated herself on the ground, still holding her horse by the long halter.
I must find a halter for him," said Tip; and having made a search in his pocket he produced a roll of strong cord.
Your name shall be hated and cursed the length and breadth of England, and when you finally stand with the halter about your neck--a--ha, then will I speak.
Let me water you first,' he went on, speaking to the horse just as to someone who understood the words he was using, and having whisked the dusty, grooved back of the well-fed young stallion with the skirt of his coat, he put a bridle on his handsome head, straightened his ears and forelock, and having taken off his halter led him out to water.
The turn over, Barney gladly accepted the halter and was led out of the square ring and up to the Frenchman.
Seeing this, the man put a halter on him and led him back to his owner.