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"halter" in British English

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halternoun

uk   /ˈhɒl.tər/  us   /ˈhɑːl.t̬ɚ/
  • halter noun (ROPE)

[C] a ​piece of ​rope or a ​leatherstrap that is ​tied around an animal's ​head so that it can be ​led by someone or ​tied to something
  • halter noun (CLOTHING)

US (also halter top, UK halterneck) a ​piece of women's ​clothing that is ​held in ​position by a ​strap that goes behind the ​neck so that the ​upper back and ​shoulders are not ​covered: a halter ​dress/​swimsuit
(Definition of halter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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