noun, plural scoters (especially collectively) scoter.
any of the large diving ducks of the genus Melanitta, inhabiting northern parts of the Northern Hemisphere.
noun (pl) -ters, -ter
any sea duck of the genus Melanitta, such as M. nigra (common scoter), of northern regions. The male plumage is black with white patches around the head and eyes
adjective 1. completely free from harm, restraint, punishment, or obligation: The driver of the car escaped from the accident scot-free. The judge let the defendant off scot-free. adverb, adjective 1. (predicative) without harm, loss, or penalty
1. Scots Gaelic.
noun, Architecture. 1. a deep concave molding between two fillets, as in the Attic base. noun, Literary. 1. Scotland. noun 1. a deep concave moulding, esp one used on the base of an Ionic column between the two torus mouldings
noun, Philosophy. 1. the set of doctrines of Duns Scotus. noun 1. the doctrines of John Duns Scotus, esp those holding that philosophy and theology are independent See haecceity