wag-halter

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From wag +‎ halter.

Noun[edit]

wag-halter (plural wag-halters)

  1. (obsolete) Someone who is likely to swing in a halter; someone likely to be hanged.
    • 1613, John Marston, William Barksted, The Insatiate Countess, I.1:
      I can tell you, I am a mad waghalter.