felt·​er | \ ˈfeltə(r) \

Definition of felter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

now dialectal British
: to mat together like felt : intertwine


\ " \
plural -s

Definition of felter (Entry 2 of 2)

: one that makes felt or works with felt: such as
a : an operator of a machine that produces felting
b : a worker who attaches felt weather stripping

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History and Etymology for felter

Transitive verb

Middle English filteren, felteren, from (assumed) Anglo-French feltrer to cover with felt, from (assumed) Old French feltrer (whence Old French feutrer), from Old French feltre, feutre felt, of Germanic origin; akin to Old Saxon filt felt

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“Felter.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felter. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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