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Definitions of cotter

  1. a peasant farmer in the Scottish highlands Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a medieval English villein Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. Alt. of Cottar Newage Dictionary DB
  5. 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. [See Illust.] In the United States a cotter is commonly called a key. Newage Dictionary DB
  6. A toggle. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. To fasten with a cotter. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. One who dwells in a cottage. Also, cottar, cottier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. A cottager; farm tenant. Conttar; Cottier. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. One who cuts; a cutting-tool or machine; a small, swift vessel; a small sleigh. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A cottager. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. A wedge-shaped piece of wood or iron for fastening the parts of a structure. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  13. kot'[.e]r, n. a pin or wedge for fastening and tightening. [Origin obscure.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  14. Key, wedge, bolt, for securing parts of machinery &c.; c.-pin, pin to keep c. in place. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  15. A wedge used for connecting certain parts of machinery. If a shaft have one end enlarged and formed into a socket which the end of a second shaft fits, the two may be firmly held together by a wedge driven into a properly formed hole passing through both, and then they will act as a single shaft. The wedge is a C. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  16. See Cottager. Cabinet Dictionary

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