cotter

Primary Meanings of cotter

1.
n
fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
2.
n
a medieval English villein
Full Definitions of cotter
1

n fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together

Synonyms:
cottar
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

n a medieval English villein

Synonyms:
cottier
Type of:
helot, serf, villein
(Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord

n a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands

Synonyms:
cottar
Type of:
bucolic, peasant, provincial
a country person

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