rutter

noun (1)
rut·​ter | \ ˈrətə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of rutter

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: a horseman or trooper originally of German forces common in the 15th and 16th centuries

rutter

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of rutter (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : one that ruts
2 : a plow for cutting ruts in a logging road for the runners of the sleds to run in

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First Known Use of rutter

Noun (1)

1506, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1897, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for rutter

Noun (1)

Dutch ruiter, from Middle Dutch ruter, rutter, ruiter, from Old French routier, from route band, troop, route + -ier

Noun (2)

rut entry 4 + -er

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“Rutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rutter. Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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