[ not-er ]
/ ˈnɒt ər /


a person or thing that ties knots.
a device that ties knots in thread during the manufacture of yarn.
a person or thing that takes out or removes knots.

Nearby words

  1. knotgrass,
  2. knothead,
  3. knothole,
  4. knotroot,
  5. knotted,
  6. knotting,
  7. knotty,
  8. knotty rhatany,
  9. knotweed,
  10. knotwork

Origin of knotter

First recorded in 1705–15; knot1 + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for knotter

  • The knotter enables you to piece up at a quicker rate; this saves time.

  • Another, named Jacob Behel, invented a knotter, whittling it out of a branch of a cherry tree.

    The Romance of the Reaper|Herbert Newton Casson