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HALT'ER, noun One who halts or limps.

HALT'ER, noun

1. A rope or strap and head-stall for leading or confining a horse.

2. A rope for hanging malefactors.

3. A strong cord or string.

HALT'ER, verb transitive To put a halter on; as, to halter a horse.

1. To catch and hold, or to bind with a rope or cord.