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


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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