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halster (plural halsters)
- One who draws a barge alongside a river using a rope
- “halster” in A dictionary of archaic and provincial words, obsolete phrases, proverbs, and ancient customs, from the fourteenth century, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, published J. R. Smith, 1860.
- The Century dictionary and cyclopedia; a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world http://www.archive.org/details/centurydictionar04whituoft