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[bohl-ter] /ˈboʊl tər/
a long, stout fishing line with several hooks attached.
Origin of boulter
First recorded in 1595-1605; origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • He would go to Jobling and boulter and put the matter in their hands.

    The Forsyte Saga, Complete John Galsworthy
  • But once past boulter's Lock, the scenery improves with every hundred yards.

    The Thames G. E. Mitton
  • Released once on promising to enter the army, he, like boulter, deserted.

  • Davy, arriving home at nine o'clock from the boulter place, explained why.

    Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • We had tea at Milty's at four and I think Mrs. boulter is real mean.

    Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Mackenzie, Lali's companion, like boulter, was expressionless in face.

  • See "boulter's Letters" on this subject of the English rule.

  • To the end of the boulter that is shot first from the boat a cork buoy bearing a flag is fastened.

    Tommy Tregennis

    Mary Elizabeth Phillips
  • Uncle Jim was removing old bait from the boulter; he stopped and scratched his head.

    Tommy Tregennis

    Mary Elizabeth Phillips
  • When they had anchored on the Tuesday afternoon they had, of course, thrown out the boulter with the anchor.

    Tommy Tregennis

    Mary Elizabeth Phillips

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