coulter

[ kohl-ter ]
/ ˈkoʊl tər /
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noun

Definition for coulter (2 of 3)

Coulter

[ kohl-ter ]
/ ˈkoʊl tər /

noun

John Merle [murl] /mɜrl/, 1851–1928, U.S. botanist.

Definition for coulter (3 of 3)

colter

or coul·ter

[ kohl-ter ]
/ ˈkoʊl tər /

noun

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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British Dictionary definitions for coulter (1 of 2)

coulter

/ (ˈkəʊltə) /

noun

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

Old English culter, from Latin: ploughshare, knife

British Dictionary definitions for coulter (2 of 2)

colter

/ (ˈkəʊltə) /

noun

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

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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