cottle

noun cot·tle \ ˈkätᵊl , -ätᵊl \

Definition of cottle

plural -s
1 :a band or wall typically of clay that encircles an object to be molded and determines the outer extremity of the completed mold
2 :a cylinder usually of waterproof paper used for retaining plaster-of-paris slurry around a mold or form

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Origin and Etymology of cottle

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