Meaning of “halter” in the English Dictionary

"halter" in British English

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uk /ˈhɒl.tər/ us /ˈhɑːl.t̬ɚ/

halter noun (ROPE)

[ C ] a piece of rope or a leather strap 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)