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7 definitions found
 for Cotter
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cotter \Cot"ter\, v. t.
     To fasten with a cotter.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cottier \Cot"ti*er\ (-t[i^]*[~e]r), n. [OF. cotier. See
     Coterie, and cf. Cotter.]
     In Great Britain and Ireland, a person who hires a small
     cottage, with or without a plot of land. Cottiers commonly
     aid in the work of the landlord's farm. [Written also
     cottar and cotter.]
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cotter \Cot"ter\, Cottar \Cot"tar\ (k?t"t?r), n. [LL. cotarius,
     cottarius, coterius. See Cot.]
     A cottager; a cottier. --Burns.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           Through Sandwich Notch the West Wind sang
           Good morrow to the cotter.               --Whittier.
     [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cotter \Cot"ter\ (k[o^]t"t[~e]r), n.
     1. 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.
  
     Note: [See Illust.] In the United States a cotter is commonly
           called a key.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     2. A toggle.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  cotter
      n 1: a peasant farmer in the Scottish Highlands [syn: cotter,
           cottar]
      2: a medieval English villein [syn: cotter, cottier]
      3: fastener consisting of a wedge or pin inserted through a slot
         to hold two other pieces together [syn: cotter, cottar]

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cotter, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas
     Population (2000):    921
     Housing Units (2000): 501
     Land area (2000):     2.465371 sq. miles (6.385282 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    2.465371 sq. miles (6.385282 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            15490
     Located within:       Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05
     Location:             36.274772 N, 92.528336 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):     72626
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Cotter, AR
      Cotter
  

From U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000) :

  Cotter, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
     Population (2000):    48
     Housing Units (2000): 19
     Land area (2000):     0.233849 sq. miles (0.605666 sq. km)
     Water area (2000):    0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
     Total area (2000):    0.233849 sq. miles (0.605666 sq. km)
     FIPS code:            16725
     Located within:       Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
     Location:             41.292202 N, 91.467217 W
     ZIP Codes (1990):    
     Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
     Headwords:
      Cotter, IA
      Cotter
  

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