cotter

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noun cot·ter \ˈkä-tər\

Definition of cotter

  1. 1 :  a wedge-shaped or tapered piece used to fasten together parts of a structure

  2. 2 :  cotter pin

cottered

play \ˈkä-tərd\ adjective

cotterless

play \ˈkä-tər-ləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cotter

origin unknown


First Known Use: 14th century

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