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cotter

Definitions of cotter
  1. noun
    fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
    synonyms: cottar
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    types:
    cotter pin
    a cotter consisting of a split pin that is secured (after passing through a hole) by splitting the ends apart
    type of:
    fastener, fastening, fixing, holdfast
    restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
  2. noun
    a medieval English villein
    synonyms: cottier
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    type of:
    helot, serf, villein
    (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
  3. noun
    a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands
    synonyms: cottar
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    type of:
    bucolic, peasant, provincial
    a country person
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