Definition of prehalter in English:

prehalter

noun

Entomology
rare
  • Originally: †(in a strepsipteran) a pseudohalter (obsolete). Later: (in a dipteran fly) a membranous scale or minute appendage anterior to the halter. Usually in plural.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in John Westwood (1805–1893), entomologist and palaeographer. Originally in plural in form praehalteres from scientific Latin praehalteres prae- + halteres; subsequently also in inferred singular form prehalter.

Pronunciation

prehalter

/priːˈhɔːltə//priːˈhɒltə/