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abut +‎ -er


  • (US) IPA(key): /əˈbʌ.tɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌtə(ɹ)


abutter (plural abutters)

  1. One who, or that which, abuts, specifically, the owner of a contiguous estate. [First attested in the late 17th century.][1]
    the abutters on a street or a river
    • 1886, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME transactions, volume 7:
      But said corporation shall not acquire title to any land, nor enter upon any street, until all damages to the owners of land and abutters on any part of a street occupied, or to be occupied, by its structure have been paid or secured []
    • 2015 April 23, James Kinsella writing in The Enterprise, Heritage Hearing Boils Over
      Residents continually brought up the aerial park, which had been quickly approved by the committee a year earlier after Heritage failed to notify abutters about the proposal. And Mr. Collins continually banged his gavel to cut them off.


  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abutter”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 11.