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colter

or coulter

[kohl-ter] /ˈkoʊl tər/
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, Old English culter < Latin: knife, plowshare
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  • colter had trapped him into a half admission, but he did not intend to say any more.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • "I'll keep quiet if you haven't injured Jack in any way," colter amended.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • "We'll know after you've told us what it is," colter suggested.

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

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • Seizing colter by the shoulder, he asked him if he could run fast.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • colter is an heroic and picturesque figure in national history.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • colter ran, the Blackfeet whooped and pursued, and the race for life was on.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
  • The ground was thick with prickly pears that pierced colter's bare feet.

    Your National Parks Enos A. Mills
British Dictionary definitions for colter

colter

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