haltere

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English[edit]

A fly haltere (centre)
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From Ancient Greek ἁλτῆρες ‎(haltêres, weights held in the hand to give an impetus in leaping).

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haltere ‎(plural halteres)

  1. (entomology) A small knobbed structure in some two-winged insects, one of a pair that are flapped rapidly and function as accelerometers to maintain stability in flight.

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haltere

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἁλτῆρες ‎(haltêres, a type of dumbbell used in Ancient Greece).

Noun[edit]

haltere m (plural halteres)

  1. dumbbell (a weight with two disks attached to a short bar)

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