Definitions

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  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See buttress, 3.

Etymologies

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Related to buttress (noun). From French bouter to push.

Examples

  • He liked horses well enough, but preferred their hides to their hoofs; and became more skilful with the fleam than the butteris.

    Margaret

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