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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See colter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as colter.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK Alternative spelling of colter.

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

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

Etymologies

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

[Middle English culter, from Old English culter and Old French coltre, both from Latin culter, knife, plowshare; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

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