Meaning of cotter

cot•ter

Pronunciation: (kot'ur), [key]
— Mach. Mach.
—n.
  1. a pin, wedge, key, or the like, fitted or driven into an opening to secure something or hold parts together.
  2. See
—v.t.
  1. to secure with a cotter.

cot•ter

Pronunciation: (kot'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person occupying a plot of land and cottage, paid for in services.
  2. cottager (def. 2).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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