rutter

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Etymology[edit]

Likely from French routier and Dutch ruiter, meaning "something that finds a way".

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rutter (plural rutters)

  1. A thing that ruts.
  2. A tool used in peat cutting.
  3. A guide who leads the way through a difficult or unknown course.
  4. A pilot book or seaman's guide carried by navigators in the Middle Ages; a precursor to the modern navigation chart.
  5. (obsolete) A horseman or trooper.
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      Such a regiment of rutters / Never defied men braver.

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Noun[edit]

rutter

  1. indefinite plural of rutt