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coul·ter

or col·ter  (kōl′tər)
n.
A blade or wheel attached to the beam of a plow that makes vertical cuts in the soil in advance of the plowshare.

[Middle English culter, from Old English culter and Old French coltre, both from Latin culter, knife, plowshare; see skel- in Indo-European roots.]

coulter

(ˈkəʊltə)
n
(Agriculture) a blade or sharp-edged disc attached to a plough so that it cuts through the soil vertically in advance of the ploughshare. Also (esp US): colter
[Old English culter, from Latin: ploughshare, knife]

coul•ter

(ˈkoʊl tər)

n.

Coul•ter

(ˈkoʊl tər)

n. John Merle (mûrl),

Coulter

A flat steel disk about a foot in diameter attached, when needed, to the beam of a Walking turning plow to cut through grass and roots ahead of the plow-share and moldboard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Coulter - a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soilcoulter - a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
moldboard plow, mouldboard plough - plow that has a moldboard
wedge - something solid that is usable as an inclined plane (shaped like a V) that can be pushed between two things to separate them
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