AskDefine | Define colter

Dictionary Definition

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

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Alternative spellings


  1. A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.
  2. The part of a seed drill that makes the furrow for the seed.


Extensive Definition

Colter is the name of a place, a family name, a company name and the title of a book.



See also Coulter for similar-sounding names.



  • Colter: The True Story of the Best Dog I Ever Had, by the American author Rick Bass. ISBN 0-618-12736-4
colter in German: Colter
colter in French: Colter
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