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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow that makes vertical cuts in the soil in advance of the plowshare.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of colter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as colter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See colter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil

Etymologies

Middle English culter, from Old English culter and Old French coltre, both from Latin culter, knife, plowshare; see skel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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