Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See buttress, 3.
- n. A cutting instrument, with a long bent shank set in a handle which rests against the operator's shoulder, used in paring the hoofs of horses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Far.) A steel cutting instrument, with a long bent shank set in a handle which rests against the shoulder of the operator. It is operated by a thrust movement, and used in paring the hoofs of horses.
- Related to buttress (noun). From French bouter to push. (Wiktionary)
“He liked horses well enough, but preferred their hides to their hoofs; and became more skilful with the fleam than the butteris.”
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Indo-European root stāk- to stand, place
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