• WordNet 3.6
    • n colter a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Colter A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n colter An iron blade or sharp-edged wheel attached to the beam of a plow to cut the ground and thus facilitate the separation of the furrow-slice by the plowshare. Also culter.
    • n colter In medieval armor, a two-handed Flemish weapon with one edge straight and the other curved: so called from its resemblance to the colter of a plow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Colter kōltėr the fore-iron of a plough.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. culter, fr. L. culter, plowshare, knife. Cf. Cutlass
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. culter—L. culter, a knife.


In literature:

Colter reports a case in which beetles were vomited.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Firm masculine colter it shall be you!
"Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
Colter kept with the party all the morning.
"Astoria Or, Anecdotes Of An Enterprise Beyond The Rocky Mountains" by Washington Irving
My name's Colter an' I'm one of the sheepmen Gass Isbel's riled with.
"To the Last Man" by Zane Grey
I found Colter here who had just arrived with a letter from Capt.
"The Journals of Lewis and Clark" by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
Colter stepped ashore and was a captive.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
The same day Drewyer and Colter got the elk the men brought in a 'Mr.
"The Young Alaskans on the Missouri" by Emerson Hough
John Colter, of Maysville on the Ohio River at the mouth of Limestone Creek, opposite West Virginia, was another.
"Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters" by Edwin L. Sabin
One was Potts, the other John Colter.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Jim Colter returned Jack's salute gravely.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook
One of them she recognized as Jim Colter.
"The Ranch Girls' Pot of Gold" by Margaret Vandercook
Frieda was upstairs in her room and Olive was writing letters to Ruth Colter and Jean at the Rainbow Ranch.
"The Ranch Girls and Their Great Adventure" by Margaret Vandercook
I don't believe Mr. Colter or Miss Ralston have yet had to complain of any lack of money.
"The Ranch Girls at Home Again" by Margaret Vandercook
For had she not once acted as Jim Colter's upright judge?
"The Ranch Girls in Europe" by Margaret Vandercook
Clewitt, James R.* Colter, William.
"Fifty Years In The Northwest" by William Henry Carman Folsom
And it proves that John Colter's dash from his Indian captors can't always hope to stand as a speed record.
"Down the Yellowstone" by Lewis R. Freeman
An instant Jimmie considered whether it might not be a good idea to allow Jeannette Colter to observe his present elevation.
"The Ranch Girls and Their Heart's Desire" by Margaret Vandercook
The colter is bent and torn from exhaustive use (Chapman, in 1731, fitted a plow "w^{th} Iron" for Mercer).
"The Cultural History of Marlborough, Virginia" by C. Malcolm Watkins
An' hyar was all them marvels that Colter'd seen, and more, all the time!
"Yellowstone Nights" by Herbert Quick
The people assembled for dinner in full fig, out of deference to the new-comers: who proved to be a Lady Knight, and a Mrs. and Miss Colter.
"Johnny Ludlow, Second Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In news:

Four years ago this month Colter Jacobsen got his biggest break, his most bruising teardown, and his greatest opportunity in one 24-hour period.
Out of the Ashes is Jessi Colter 's new CD.
Colter 's versatility proving dangerous to opponents.
The allure of a game against his school's fiercest rival inside their state's most hallowed ballpark was enough for Kain Colter .
2012 Kain Colter GAME LOG.
Hodges, defense play 'Where's Waldo' to control Colter , Wildcats.
Harold (Bob Colter) and Elsie (Sandy Shephard) are a traditional, sturdy couple in an edgy, risky play.
Lions don't want Northwestern 'raising Kain ' with versatile Colter.
Indiana fails to contain Northwestern's Kain Colter.
Friday Q&A: Northwestern's Kain Colter.
Handoff to Siemian was Colter's idea.
Strong-armed Siemian won't concede starting spot to Colter.
Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter talks about playing quarterback full-time in the spring and the outlook for the offense.
Expectations high for NU QB Colter.
Texas A&M's Jonathan Stewart sacks Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter during the second half of the the Meineke Car Care Bowl.