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colter

or coul·ter

[kohl-ter]
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noun
  1. a sharp blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow, used to cut the ground in advance of the plowshare.

Origin of colter

1300–50; Middle English, Old English culter < Latin: knife, plowshare
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  • "I'll keep quiet if you haven't injured Jack in any way," Colter amended.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Colter had trapped him into a half admission, but he did not intend to say any more.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • Kilmeny swung from the saddle, and at the same time Colter stepped into the arena.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • "We'll know after you've told us what it is," Colter suggested.

    The Highgrader

    William MacLeod Raine

  • But fearful were those upon which Colter was about to enter.

    Daniel Boone

    John S. C. Abbott


British Dictionary definitions for colter

colter

noun
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of coulter
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