Foth"er (?), n. [OE. fother, foder, AS. foer a cartload; akin to G. fuder a cartload, a unit of measure, OHG. fuodar, D. voeder, and perh. to E. fathom, or cf. Skr. patra vessel, dish. Cf. Fodder a fother.]


A wagonload; a load of any sort.


Of dung full many a fother. Chaucer.


See Fodder, a unit of weight.


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Foth"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fothered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Fothering.] [Cf. Fodder food, and G. futtern, futtern, to cover within or without, to line. 75.]

To stop (a leak in a ship at sea) by drawing under its bottom a thrummed sail, so that the pressure of the water may force it into the crack.



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