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Related to cotter: Cotter Joint
1. A bolt, wedge, key, or pin inserted through a slot in order to hold parts together.
2. A cotter pin.
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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
(Mechanical Engineering) (tr) to secure (two parts) with a cotter
[C14: shortened from cotterel, of unknown origin]
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]
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1. a pin, wedge, or the like inserted into an opening to secure something or hold parts together.
2. cotter pin.
[1300–50; Middle English coter; akin to late Middle English coterell iron bracket; of uncertain orig.]
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Past participle: cottered
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|Noun||1.||cotter - a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands|
|2.||cotter - a medieval English villein|
|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
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cotter[ˈkɒtəʳ] N → chaveta f
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n → Splint m
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cotter[ˈkɒtəʳ] n (Tech) cotter pin → copiglia
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