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halter

(hôl′tər, hăl′-) or

haltere

(hôl′tîr′ē, hăl′-)
n. pl. hal·teres (-tîr′ēz)
Either of the small, clublike balancing organs that are the rudimentary hind wings of flies. Also called balancer.

halter

the simplest form of restraint for the head of farm animals. Comprises a poll strap, a nose band and a halter shank that brings the ends of the nose band together under the mandible. Made of leather or cotton or manila rope.

halter broken
said of a young animal that has been taught to allow itself to be caught, haltered and led but not broken in to saddle or cart.
halter classes
show classes in which entrant horses are required only to be halter broken.
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Base slightly brown; basicosta black, without costal spine, both surfaces of radial node with setae, m-m crossvein S-shaped, calypteres dark brown, lower calypter with small lobule, inside it with few setae in the middle; with anterior paracalyptral tuft, but without posterior paracalyptral tuft; halteres brownish-yellow.
The disproportionately long legs have numerous extremely long, dense and closely-packed hair-like setae (Figs 38, 49), while the wings are drastically reduced to dysfunctional thin straps and the halteres (Fig.