noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 14th century 1. a wedge-shaped or tapered piece used to fasten together parts of a structure 2. cotter pincottered adjectivecotterless adjective

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  • Cotter — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Bill Cotter (* 1943), irischer Politiker Brian Cotter, Baron Cotter (* 1938), englischer Politiker Edward Cotter (1902–1972), irischer Politiker Eliza Taylor Cotter (* 1989), australische Schauspielerin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cotter — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cotter es un apellido de origen irlandés y puede hacer referencia a: Personas Eliza Taylor Cotter (1989), actriz australiana. Lugares Cotter, en el estado de Arkansas, Estados Unidos. Cotter, en Iowa, Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cotter — Cotter, AR U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 921 Housing Units (2000): 501 Land area (2000): 2.465371 sq. miles (6.385282 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 2.465371 sq. miles (6.385282 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Cotter — Cot ter, Cottar Cot tar (k?t t?r), n. [LL. cotarius, cottarius, coterius. See {Cot}.] A cottager; a cottier. Burns. [1913 Webster] Through Sandwich Notch the West Wind sang Good morrow to the cotter. Whittier. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotter — Cot ter (k[o^]t t[ e]r), n. 1. A piece of wood or metal, commonly wedge shaped, used for fastening together parts of a machine or structure. It is driven into an opening through one or all of the parts. Note: [See Illust.] In the United States a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotter — Cot ter, v. t. To fasten with a cotter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cotter — 1640s, perhaps a shortened form of cotterel, a dialectal word for cotter pin or bolt, bracket to hang a pot over a fire (1560s), itself of uncertain origin …   Etymology dictionary

  • cotter — cotter1 [kät′ər] n. [ME < OFr cotier < cote, cottage < OE cot (or MDu kote), COT2] a cottager; specif., a) Scot. a tenant farmer b) Irish a cottier: Also sp. cottar cotter2 [kät′ər] n …   English World dictionary

  • Cotter — For other uses, see Cotter (disambiguation). UK cotter from a bicycle crank …   Wikipedia

  • Cotter — This is an interesting example of an Old English status name, here from the Middle English word cotter , a technical term of the feudal system for a serf or bond tenant, a villein who hold a cottage by labour service rather than by paying rent.… …   Surnames reference

  • cotter — Cottier Cot ti*er ( t[i^]*[ e]r), n. [OF. cotier. See {Coterie}, and cf. {Cotter}.] In Great Britain and Ireland, a person who hires a small cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly aid in the work of the landlord s farm.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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