rutter

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch ruter, rutter, variants of ruiter, from Middle French routier (mercenary soldier), corresponding to rout +‎ -ier.

Noun[edit]

rutter (plural rutters)

  1. (now historical) A horseman or cavalryman, especially a German one, associated with the wars of the 16th and 17th centuries. [from 16th c.]
    • Beaumont and Fletcher
      Such a regiment of rutters / Never defied men braver.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle French routier, corresponding to route +‎ -ier.

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rutter (plural rutters)

  1. (now historical) A set of instructions for navigating a course at sea; a pilot's book or seaman's guide. [from 16th c.]
    • 1975, James Clavell, Shōgun, Random House 2009, p. 13:
      But a rutter was only as good as the pilot who write it, the scribe who hand-copied it, the very rare printer who printed it, or the scholar who translated it.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From rut +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

rutter (plural rutters)

  1. (now chiefly Scotland) A tool used in peat cutting or for marking off ground. [from 18th c.]
  2. (Canada, US, now historical) A type of plough used by lumberjacks to carve a track for a sleigh. [from 19th c.]
  3. (slang) The penis.
    • 2013, Philipp Meyer, The Son, Simon & Schuster 2014, p. 321:
      She moved my rutter so that it was not poking into her. We fell asleep.
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Noun[edit]

rutter

  1. indefinite plural of rutt