oxter

noun
ox·​ter | \ ˈäk-stər How to pronounce oxter (audio) \

Definition of oxter

1 chiefly Scotland and Ireland : armpit sense 1
2 chiefly Scotland and Ireland : arm

First Known Use of oxter

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for oxter

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

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“Oxter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxter. Accessed 5 Apr. 2020.

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