halteres halteres

Definition(s):

  1. (n) rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
  2. (n) a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
  3. (n) a woman's top that fastens behind the back and neck leaving the back and arms uncovered
  4. (n) either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight
  5. (v) hang with a halter
  6. (v) prevent the progress or free movement of
  7. (n) either of the rudimentary hind wings of dipterous insects; used for maintaining equilibrium during flight

Usage(s):

  • If both halteres are removed, the insect loses its sense of equilibrium, goes into a spin, crashes.

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