- the armpit.
Origin of oxter
1490–1500; akin to Old English ōcusta armpit, Old Norse (h)ōstr throat
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for oxter
The "oxter" is crooked because the arm is engaged carrying them.The Proverbs of Scotland
He twirls in reversed directions a clouded cane, then wedges it tight in his oxter.Ulysses
To those who know not the pipes, the feel of the bag in the oxter is a gaiety lost.
Then Paruig pushed the bag further into his oxter, and the tune changed.
And as she said this, she held up her oxter, as if to tak me below't.
- Scot, Irish and Northern English dialect the armpit
C16: from Old English oxta; related to Old High German Ahsala, Latin axilla
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012