oxter

[ ok-ster ]
/ ˈɒk stər /

noun Scot. and North England.

the armpit.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. oxonian,
  2. oxonium compound,
  3. oxonium ion,
  4. oxpecker,
  5. oxtail,
  6. oxtongue,
  7. oxus,
  8. oxy-,
  9. oxyacetylene,
  10. oxyacetylene torch

Origin of oxter

1490–1500; akin to Old English ōcusta armpit, Old Norse (h)ōstr throat

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British Dictionary definitions for oxter

oxter

/ (ˈɒkstə) /

noun

Scot, Irish and Northern English dialect the armpit

Word Origin for oxter

C16: from Old English oxta; related to Old High German Ahsala, Latin axilla

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