noun but·ter·is \ˈbətərə̇s, -ət(ə)rə̇s\

Definition of butteris



  1. :  a steel instrument for paring the hoofs of horses

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Origin and Etymology of butteris

alteration of Middle English buttyr, from Middle French boutoir, from bouter to thrust, strike — more at butt (thrust)

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capable of being understood in two ways

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