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[wot-er] /ˈwɒt ər/
noun, Informal.
a light bulb, radio station, etc., of specified wattage (usually used in combination):
This lamp takes a 60-watter.
Origin of watter
watt + -er1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Ther's nivver nowt seems to settle my stummock like a drop o' gin an watter.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • Hod thy tail in the watter, lad, and there's hope for thee yit.

  • But thear he is gooin past th' winder, an he knows ther isn't a drop o' watter i' th' haase, an aw can't bide to fotch ony.

    Yorksher Puddin' John Hartley
  • The words after "the watter of Forth," in clause 7, are transferred to this clause, in edit.

  • “Then sop the watter up,” cried Kenneth mockingly, as a few gallons began to swirl about in the boat.

    Three Boys George Manville Fenn
  • In using the word water, he pronounced it in his native Doric as "watter."

    Scotch Wit and Humor W. H. (Walter Henry) Howe
  • I once chanced to meitt with a Jew, when I was sailling upoun the watter of Rhene.

  • It 'll tak' some watter and grace to mak' him ought like, I reckon.

    Lancashire Idylls (1898) Marshall Mather
  • Ay, lad, and once all bog and watter, and hardly a tree from end to end.

    Dick o' the Fens George Manville Fenn
  • To be preceese, I'm of opinion that it was due, the watter, in part to an error o' judgment in another man.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 Rudyard Kipling

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