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coulter

[kohl-ter] /ˈkoʊl tər/
noun
1.

Coulter

[kohl-ter] /ˈkoʊl tər/
noun
1.
John Merle
[murl] /mɜrl/ (Show IPA),
1851–1928, U.S. botanist.

colter

or coulter

[kohl-ter] /ˈkoʊl tər/
noun
1.
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
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English, Old English culter < Latin: knife, plowshare
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  • Instantly Mr. coulter reached forward and greeted the young people.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett
  • And when you were in a hurry, it worked in a hurry, and that was good enough for coulter.

    Slingshot Irving W. Lande
  • And with this remark he strutted off, arm in arm with coulter.

    The Putnam Hall Rebellion Arthur M. Winfield
  • Davis and coulter meant the mills and the mills meant the town itself.

    Carl and the Cotton Gin Sara Ware Bassett
  • Later he and his friends, with Ritter, Paxton and coulter, went to one of the judges of the contest.

    The Putnam Hall Champions Arthur M. Winfield
British Dictionary definitions for coulter

coulter

/ˈkəʊltə/
noun
1.
a blade or sharp-edged disc attached to a plough so that it cuts through the soil vertically in advance of the ploughshare Also (esp US) colter
Word Origin
Old English culter, from Latin: ploughshare, knife

colter

/ˈkəʊltə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling (esp US) of coulter
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Word Origin and History for coulter
n.

Old English culter, from Latin culter "a knife, iron blade in a plowshare," from PIE root *(s)kel- "to cut" (see scale (n.1)). As a surname (13c.), probably from Coulter in Lancashire.

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coulter in the Bible

(1 Sam. 13:20, 21), an agricultural instrument, elsewhere called "ploughshare" (Isa. 2:4; Micah 4:3; Joel 3:10). It was the facing-piece of a plough, analogous to the modern coulter.

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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