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Hangman’s halter (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

noose

'hangman's halter' is the definition.
(synonyms)

This is the entire clue.

(Other definitions for noose that I've seen before include "Loop for catching animals" , "form of punishment" , "Loop in a lariat" , "Hangman's or cowboy's loop" , "Loop of rope with a slipknot" .)

I've seen this clue in The Mirror and The Independent.
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