hangman's halter

hangman's halter
noun
a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
Syn: ↑hangman's rope, ↑halter, ↑hemp, ↑hempen necktie
Derivationally related forms: ↑halter (for: ↑halter)
Hypernyms: ↑rope
Part Holonyms: ↑gallows
Part Meronyms: ↑noose, ↑running noose, ↑slip noose

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noun or hangman's knot
: a slip noose usually made with eight or nine turns for hanging a condemned person

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Halter — Hal ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Haltered} ( t[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haltering}.] To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman s halter. A haltered neck. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hangman's rope — noun a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging • Syn: ↑hangman s halter, ↑halter, ↑hemp, ↑hempen necktie • Derivationally related forms: ↑halter (for: ↑halter) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hangman's knot — noun see hangman s halter * * * a slip noose for hanging a person, usually having eight or nine turns around the rope …   Useful english dictionary

  • halter — halter1 [hôl′tər] n. [ME < OE hælftre (akin to Ger halfter) < base of helfe (see HELVE): basic sense “that by which something is held”] 1. a) a rope, cord, strap, etc., usually with a headstall, for tying or leading an animal b) a bitless… …   English World dictionary

  • halter — halter1 halterlike, adj. /hawl teuhr/, n. 1. a rope or strap with a noose or headstall for leading or restraining horses or cattle. 2. a rope with a noose for hanging criminals; the hangman s noose; gallows. 3. death by hanging. 4. Also called… …   Universalium

  • halter — I hal•ter [[t]ˈhɔl tər[/t]] n. 1) a rope or strap with a noose or headstall for leading or restraining horses or cattle 2) a rope with a noose for hanging criminals; the hangman s noose 3) death by hanging 4) clo a woman s top, secured behind the …   From formal English to slang

  • halter — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. harness, bridle, tether, hackamore; noose; shoulder strap, waist, brassiere. See clothing, restraint. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Harness] Syn. noose, tie, strap, holder, leash, bridle, headstall,… …   English dictionary for students

  • halter — n 1. bridle, harness, headstall, headgear, hackamore; lasso, leash, checkrein, rein, line, rope, thong; governor, control, restraint, trammel, check, curb. 2. noose, hangman s noose or knot, bowstring, gar rote, strangler; gallows, gibbet,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • Haltered — Halter Hal ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Haltered} ( t[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haltering}.] To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman s halter. A haltered neck. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Haltering — Halter Hal ter, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Haltered} ( t[ e]rd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Haltering}.] To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman s halter. A haltered neck. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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