cotter

noun cot·ter \ ˈkä-tər \

Definition of cotter

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

cottered

play \ˈkä-tərd\ adjective

cotterless

play \ˈkä-tər-ləs\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of cotter

origin unknown


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