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Meaning of COTTER

Pronunciation:  'kâtur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
  2. [n]  a medieval English villein
  3. [n]  a peasant farmer in the Scottish highlands

COTTER is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cottar, cottar, cottier
 See Also: bucolic, cotter pin, fastener, fastening, fixing, helot, holdfast, peasant, provincial, serf, villein



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cot"ter\, Cottar \Cot"tar\ (k?t"t?r), n. [LL. cotarius,
    cottarius, coterius. See {Cot}.]
    A cottager; a cottier. --Burns.
          Through Sandwich Notch the West Wind sang Good morrow
          to the cotter.                           --Whittier.
  2. \Cot"ter\ (k[o^]t"t[~e]r), n.
    1. A piece of wood or metal, commonly wedge-shaped, used for
       fastening together parts of a machine or structure. It is
       driven into an opening through one or all of the parts.
    Note: [See Illust.] In the United States a cotter is commonly
          called a {key}.
    2. A toggle.
  3. \Cot"ter\, v. t.
    To fasten with a cotter.