[ floo-ter ]
/ ˈflu tər /
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a person who makes flutings.
Archaic. a flutist.



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Origin of fluter

1350–1400; Middle English flouter, floutour<Old French fleuteur, flauteor, equivalent to flaut(er) to play the flute + -eur, -eor<Latin -ōr--or2 or -ātōr--ator
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  • Alone, of all those within hearing, Capn Buck Fluter did not laugh.

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  • As regards persons wishful of stealing a ride, they never tried to travel with Capn Buck Fluter oftener than once.

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  • An' the old-witch boy is a fluter, an' when the old lady want to dance it's the same boy playing for the old lady.

British Dictionary definitions for fluter

/ (ˈfluːtə) /


a craftsman who makes flutes or fluting
a tool used to make flutes or fluting
a less common word, used esp in folk music, for flautist
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