halter

n.

  1. One who halts or limps; a cripple.
  2. A strong strap or cord.
  3. A rope or strap, with or without a headstall, for leading or tying a horse.
  4. A rope for hanging malefactors; a noose.

v. t.

  1. To tie by the neck with a rope, strap, or halter; to put a halter on; to subject to a hangman's halter.