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coulter

[kohl-ter]
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noun
  1. colter.

Coulter

[kohl-ter]
noun
  1. John Merle [murl] /mɜrl/, 1851–1928, U.S. botanist.

colter

or coul·ter

[kohl-ter]
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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coulter

noun
  1. a blade or sharp-edged disc attached to a plough so that it cuts through the soil vertically in advance of the ploughshareAlso (esp US): colter

Word Origin

Old English culter, from Latin: ploughshare, knife

colter

noun
  1. a variant spelling (esp US) of coulter
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Word Origin and History for coulter

n.

Old English culter, from Latin culter "a knife, iron blade in a plowshare," from PIE root *(s)kel- "to cut" (see scale (n.1)). As a surname (13c.), probably from Coulter in Lancashire.

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