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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A knife or cutter attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.
  • n. The part of a seed drill that makes the furrow for the seed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An iron blade or sharp-edged wheel attached to the beam of a plow to cut the ground and thus facilitate the separation of the furrow-slice by the plowshare. Also culter.
  • n. In medieval armor, a two-handed Flemish weapon with one edge straight and the other curved: so called from its resemblance to the colter of a plow.

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

From Old English culter, from Latin culter ("a knife") (Wiktionary)

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