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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

COULTER. [See Colter.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a sharp steel wedge that precedes the plow and cuts vertically through the soil [syn: colter, coulter]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English colter, from Old English culter & Old French coltre, both from Latin culter plowshare; akin to Greek skallein to hoe more at shell Date: before 12th century a cutting tool (as a knife or sharp disc) that is attached to the beam of a plow, makes a vertical cut in the surface, and permits clean separation and effective covering of the soil and materials being turned under

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US colter) a vertical cutting blade fixed in front of a ploughshare. Etymology: OE f. L culter

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Colter Col"ter, n. [AS. culter, fr. L. culter plowshare, knife. Cf. Cutlass.] A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard. [Written also coulter.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Coulter Coul"ter (k[=o]l"t[~e]r), n. Same as Colter.

Easton's Bible Dictionary

(1 Sam. 13:20, 21), an agricultural instrument, elsewhere called "ploughshare" (Isa. 2:4; Micah 4:3; Joel 3:10). It was the facing-piece of a plough, analogous to the modern coulter.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

kol'-ter.

See PLOW.



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