What does the word halter mean?

Usage examples for halter

  1. And yet both life and property are certainly as secure in Roumania as in England, without the halter or the cat, two of the barbarous expedients for the prevention of crime which are still employed in our boasted Western civilisation. – Roumania Past and Present by James Samuelson
  2. When the guide came back and took up the halter of my camel, he went right ahead with the story, into the second chapter, just as though there had been no break. – Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell