felter

1 of 2

transitive verb

felt·​er
ˈfeltə(r)
-ed/-ing/-s
now dialectal British
: to mat together like felt : intertwine

felter

2 of 2

noun

"
plural -s
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/felter. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

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