Cotter



[kot-er] /ˈkɒt ər/ Machinery

noun
1.
a pin, wedge, key, or the like, fitted or driven into an opening to secure something or hold parts together.
2.
.
verb (used with object)
3.
to secure with a cotter.
[kot-er] /ˈkɒt ər/
noun
1.
Scot. a person occupying a plot of land and cottage, paid for in services.
2.
(def 2).
/ˈkɒtə/
noun
1.
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.
short for cotter pin
verb
3.
(transitive) to secure (two parts) with a cotter
/ˈkɒtə/
noun
1.
(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.
Also called cottar. a peasant occupying a cottage and land in the Scottish Highlands under the same tenure as an Irish cottier
n.

1640s, perhaps a shortened form of cotterel, a dialectal word for “cotter pin or bolt, bracket to hang a pot over a fire” (1560s), itself of uncertain origin.

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