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or coulter

[kohl-ter] /ˈkoʊl tər/
a sharp blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow, used to cut the ground in advance of the plowshare.
Origin of colter
1300-50; Middle English, Old English culter < Latin: knife, plowshare Unabridged
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  • How often have Mr. colter and I told you that you were never to do it?

    The Ranch Girls at Home Again Margaret Vandercook
  • But fearful were those upon which colter was about to enter.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • Nevertheless, Mr. colter should explain affairs to her more fully.

    The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge Margaret Vandercook
  • "We'll know after you've told us what it is," colter suggested.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Her father had not spoken to her since the day colter went away.

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
  • colter had trapped him into a half admission, but he did not intend to say any more.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • "It's a plumb waste of money to take a newspaper when you're around, Steve," drawled colter, in amiable derision.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • "I'll keep quiet if you haven't injured Jack in any way," colter amended.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • How'll they take the colter addition to a party—he really looks all right, doesn't he?

    Under the Law Edwina Stanton Babcock
British Dictionary definitions for colter


a variant spelling (esp US) of coulter
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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