Butteris
Butteris But"ter*is, n. [The same word as buttress, noun, in a different application, F. bouter to push.] (Far.) 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. [1913 Webster]

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  • Butteris — This interesting name is of Norman French origin, introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066, and has a number of possible interpretations. Firstly, it may be a locational surname from Les Bottereaux in Eure, Normandy, thought to be so… …   Surnames reference

  • butteris — but·ter·is …   English syllables

  • butteris — ˈbəd.ərə̇s, ət(ə)rə̇s noun ( es) Etymology: alteration of Middle English buttyr, from Middle French boutoir, from bouter to thrust, strike more at butt (thrust) : a steel instrument for paring the hoofs of horses …   Useful english dictionary

  • Buttress — But tress, n. [OE. butrasse, boterace, fr. F. bouter to push; cf. OF. bouteret (nom. sing. and acc. pl. bouterez) buttress. See {Butt} an end, and cf. {Butteris}.] 1. (Arch.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of an arch …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Flying buttress — Buttress But tress, n. [OE. butrasse, boterace, fr. F. bouter to push; cf. OF. bouteret (nom. sing. and acc. pl. bouterez) buttress. See {Butt} an end, and cf. {Butteris}.] 1. (Arch.) A projecting mass of masonry, used for resisting the thrust of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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