1. [ noun ] rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
Synonyms: hackamore
Related terms: headgear harness
2. [ noun ] (clothing) a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
Related terms: top
3. [ verb ] prevent the progress or free movement of
Synonyms: hamper strangle cramp

"He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather" "the imperialist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"

Related terms: restrict shackle
4. [ verb ] (law) hang with a halter
Related terms: hang hangman's_rope
5. [ noun ] a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
Synonyms: hangman's_halter hemp hempen_necktie hangman's_rope
Related terms: rope gallows noose
6. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 7026
7. [ noun ] (zoology) either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
Synonyms: balancer haltere
Related terms: wing dipterous_insect
Similar spelling:   haltere