ox·​ter ˈäk-stər How to pronounce oxter (audio)
chiefly Scotland and Ireland : armpit sense 1
chiefly Scotland and Ireland : arm

Word History


Middle English (Scots), alteration of Old English ōxta; akin to Old English eax axis, axle — more at axis

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of oxter was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Oxter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxter. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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