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  1. [noun] rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
    Synonyms: hackamore

  2. [noun] a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
    Synonyms: hangman's rope, hangman's hemp, hempen necktie

  3. [noun] a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered

  4. [noun] either of the club-like rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
    Synonyms: balancer

  5. [verb] hang with a halter

  6. [verb] prevent the progress or free movement of; "He was hampered in his efforts by the bad weather"; "the imperilist nation wanted to strangle the free trade between the two small countries"
    Synonyms: hamper, cramp, strangle


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