any of several aquatic, furbearing, weasellike mammals of the genus Lutra and related genera, having webbed feet and a long, slightly flattened tail.
the fur of an otter.
Other definitions for Otter (2 of 2)
(in the Volsunga Saga) a son of Hreidmar, who assumed the form of an otter when fishing, and who was killed by Loki while in that form.
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How to use otter in a sentence
otter promises that it passes four times as many military drop tests as required.
The $10 tour lets guests ask animal experts questions about cute sea creatures, which include otters and coral-dwelling fish, and peek into areas of the aquarium that aren’t open to the public.U.S. zoos and aquariums virtually open their facilities for behind-the-scenes visits with animals | Erin Blakemore | January 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Knowing more about what makes otters tick might help scientists prep them for a changing world in the best way possible.These otters learn how to snag snacks by watching their friends | Sara Kiley Watson | November 24, 2020 | Popular-Science
You start imagining otters heading up banks and schools and public-health commissions.
One explanation for this shift may be a female preference for novel songs, a focus for future study, otter says.A sparrow song remix took over North America with astonishing speed | Jack J. Lee | July 2, 2020 | Science News
He called Governor otter a “salesman for the government,” a product no decent Idahoan would ever buy.
He had shot an otter on one of his journeys along the stream, but said he had seen hardly a trace of beavers.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
Of marine mammals the most characteristic are the sea-lion, fur-seal, sea-otter and harbour-seal.
At that moment White otter discovered something far away to the northward.
White otter shot his arrow at the foremost rider, and the Pawnee fell to the plain.
They had gone a considerable distance when White otter suddenly stopped and dismounted.
British Dictionary definitions for otter
any freshwater carnivorous musteline mammal of the subfamily Lutrinae, esp Lutra lutra (Eurasian otter), typically having smooth fur, a streamlined body, and webbed feet
the fur of any of these animals
Also called: otter board a type of fishing tackle consisting of a weighted board to which hooked and baited lines are attached
to fish using an otter
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