cotter


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cot·ter

 (kŏt′ər)
n.
1. A bolt, wedge, key, or pin inserted through a slot in order to hold parts together.
2. A cotter pin.

[Origin unknown.]

cotter

(ˈkɒtə) machinery
n
1. (Mechanical Engineering) any part, such as a pin, wedge, key, etc, that is used to secure two other parts so that relative motion between them is prevented
2. (General Engineering) short for cotter pin
vb
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to secure (two parts) with a cotter
[C14: shortened from cotterel, of unknown origin]

cotter

(ˈkɒtə)
n
1. (Historical Terms) English history Also called: cottier a villein in late Anglo-Saxon and early Norman times occupying a cottage and land in return for labour
2. (Historical Terms) Also called: cottar a peasant occupying a cottage and land in the Scottish Highlands under the same tenure as an Irish cottier
[C14: from Medieval Latin cotārius, from Middle English cote cot2]

cot•ter

(ˈkɒt ər)
n.
1. a pin, wedge, or the like inserted into an opening to secure something or hold parts together.
[1300–50; Middle English coter; akin to late Middle English coterell iron bracket; of uncertain orig.]

cotter


Past participle: cottered
Gerund: cottering

Imperative
cotter
cotter
Present
I cotter
you cotter
he/she/it cotters
we cotter
you cotter
they cotter
Preterite
I cottered
you cottered
he/she/it cottered
we cottered
you cottered
they cottered
Present Continuous
I am cottering
you are cottering
he/she/it is cottering
we are cottering
you are cottering
they are cottering
Present Perfect
I have cottered
you have cottered
he/she/it has cottered
we have cottered
you have cottered
they have cottered
Past Continuous
I was cottering
you were cottering
he/she/it was cottering
we were cottering
you were cottering
they were cottering
Past Perfect
I had cottered
you had cottered
he/she/it had cottered
we had cottered
you had cottered
they had cottered
Future
I will cotter
you will cotter
he/she/it will cotter
we will cotter
you will cotter
they will cotter
Future Perfect
I will have cottered
you will have cottered
he/she/it will have cottered
we will have cottered
you will have cottered
they will have cottered
Future Continuous
I will be cottering
you will be cottering
he/she/it will be cottering
we will be cottering
you will be cottering
they will be cottering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been cottering
you have been cottering
he/she/it has been cottering
we have been cottering
you have been cottering
they have been cottering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been cottering
you will have been cottering
he/she/it will have been cottering
we will have been cottering
you will have been cottering
they will have been cottering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been cottering
you had been cottering
he/she/it had been cottering
we had been cottering
you had been cottering
they had been cottering
Conditional
I would cotter
you would cotter
he/she/it would cotter
we would cotter
you would cotter
they would cotter
Past Conditional
I would have cottered
you would have cottered
he/she/it would have cottered
we would have cottered
you would have cottered
they would have cottered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cotter - a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands
bucolic, peasant, provincial - a country person
2.cotter - a medieval English villein
helot, serf, villein - (Middle Ages) a person who is bound to the land and owned by the feudal lord
3.cotter - fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot to hold two other pieces together
cotter pin - a cotter consisting of a split pin that is secured (after passing through a hole) by splitting the ends apart
fastening, holdfast, fastener, fixing - restraint that attaches to something or holds something in place
Translations
sokkatappitorppari

cotter

[ˈkɒtəʳ] Nchaveta f

cotter (pin)

nSplint m

cotter

[ˈkɒtəʳ] n (Tech) cotter pincopiglia
References in classic literature ?
We slept till far into the afternoon, and then got up hungry enough to make cotter fare quite palatable to the king, the more particularly as it was scant in quan- tity.
November chill blaws loud wi' angry sugh;* The short'ning winter-day is near a close; The miry bests retreating frae the pleugh; The black'ning trains o' craws to their repose; The toil-worn Cotter Frae his labour goes, This night his weekly moil is at an end, Collects his spades, his mattocks, and his hoes, Hoping the morn in ease and rest to spend, And weary, o'er the moor, his course does hameward bend.
Gordon Parks Vern Cotter insists Scotland will bounce back from defeat to South Africa by getting the beers in before they face Samoa on Saturday.
Leissa Williams had been enjoying her big day until Shileen Cotter began picking fights after downing vodka and 12 pints of cider, Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates' Court was told.
VERN COTTER has slapped down suggestions he is fielding a weakened side against South Africa tomorrow in order to save his star men for Samoa.
Barry Cotter, 16, has become an internet sensation after photos released by the Premier Division club show his similarity to the world famous Brazil and Barcelona striker.
SCOTLAND boss Vern Cotter has admitted he is wary of protege and close friend Joe Schmidt catching him cold in the RBS 6 Nations.
Schmidt has few doubts Cotter could make the Test grade when the pair worked in tandem in France.
COACH Vern Cotter is adamant that Scotland's summer tour has been a valuable exercise - despite the 55-6 thumping his team got in the nal match against South Africa.
In the bunny care videos, Cotter and Sedaris casually talk about a host of topics of interest for rabbit owners and anyone interested in buying or adopting these animals.
But Aidan Cotter, who studied law at Birmingham University in 1959, called on central Government to fund directly the coroner's service.