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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cotter  \Cot"ter\,  Cottar  \Cot"tar\  (k?t"t?r),  n.  [LL.  cotarius 
  cottarius  coterius  See  {Cot}.] 
  A  cottager;  a  cottier.  --Burns. 
 
  Through  Sandwich  Notch  the  West  Wind  sang  Good  morrow 
  to  the  cotter.  --Whittier. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cotter  \Cot"ter\  (k[o^]t"t[~e]r),  n. 
  1.  A  piece  of  wood  or  metal,  commonly  wedge-shaped,  used  for 
  fastening  together  parts  of  a  machine  or  structure.  It  is 
  driven  into  an  opening  through  one  or  all  of  the  parts 
 
  Note:  [See  Illust.]  In  the  United  States  a  cotter  is  commonly 
  called  a  {key}. 
 
  2.  A  toggle. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cotter  \Cot"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  fasten  with  a  cotter. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cottier  \Cot"ti*er\  (-t[i^]*[~e]r),  n.  [OF.  cotier.  See 
  {Coterie},  and  cf  {Cotter}.] 
  In  Great  Britain  and  Ireland,  a  person  who  hires  a  small 
  cottage,  with  or  without  a  plot  of  land.  Cottiers  commonly 
  aid  in  the  work  of  the  landlord's  farm.  [Written  also 
  {cottar}  and  {cotter}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cotter 
  n  1:  a  peasant  farmer  in  the  Scottish  highlands  [syn:  {cottar}] 
  2:  a  medieval  English  villein  [syn:  {cottier}] 
  3:  a  wedge  or  pin  inserted  through  a  slot  to  hold  two  other 
  pieces  together  [syn:  {cottar}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Cotter,  AR  (city,  FIPS  15490) 
  Location:  36.28249  N,  92.52023  W 
  Population  (1990):  867  (434  housing  units) 
  Area:  6.4  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  72626 
  Cotter,  IA  (city,  FIPS  16725) 
  Location:  41.29259  N,  91.47047  W 
  Population  (1990):  53  (22  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 




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