Cot"ter, Cot"tar (k?t"t?r), n. [LL. cotarius, cottarius, coterius. See Cot.]

A cottager; a cottier.

Burns.

Through Sandwich Notch the West Wind sang Good morrow to the cotter. Whittier.

 

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Cot"ter (k?t"t?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. [See Illust.] In the United States a cotter is commonly called a key.

2.

A toggle.

 

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Cot"ter, v. t.

To fasten with a cotter.

 

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