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Definition of Cotter


  1. Alt. of Cottar
  2. 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. [See Illust.] In the United States a cotter is commonly called a key.
  3. A toggle.
  4. To fasten with a cotter.

Cotter Translations

cotter in German is verklammern, klammern