cotter

noun
cot·​ter | \ ˈkä-tər How to pronounce cotter (audio) \

Definition of cotter

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

Other Words from cotter

cottered \ ˈkä-​tərd How to pronounce cotter (audio) \ adjective
cotterless \ ˈkä-​tər-​ləs How to pronounce cotter (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of cotter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cotter

origin unknown

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“Cotter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cotter. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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