- John Merle [murl] /mɜrl/, 1851–1928, U.S. botanist.
- 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
Examples from the Web for coulter
Contemporary Examples of coulter
"He's too good for MSNBC," Coulter emailed The Daily Beast after Baldwin's termination.Heads Roll in TV Land: Lara Logan & Alec Baldwin Punished
November 26, 2013
Make no mistake, Coulter and Baldwin normally have no use for each other.
In the age of gridlock and polarization, this is a moment to be celebrated—Coulter and Baldwin in perfect harmony!
Instead, Coulter gouged a string of fellow conservatives, leaving Hannity struggling to get a word in edgewise.
That said, you have to give Coulter props for knowing how to hawk a book.
Historical Examples of coulter
And when you were in a hurry, it worked in a hurry, and that was good enough for Coulter.Slingshot
Irving W. Lande
It was Coulter, who, as a freshman, had pitched against Merriwell.Frank Merriwell's Races
Burt L. Standish
At a given signal he told Coulter to save himself if he could.Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania
Jewett Castello Gilson
I'm willing to bet a hat, though, ours has no 'Coulter' written on it.
I shouldn't have if I hadn't happened to spend my days at Davis and Coulter's.
- 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 for coulter
- a variant spelling (esp US) of coulter
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.