Definitions for otterˈɒt ər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. otter(noun)

    the fur of an otter

  2. otter(noun)

    freshwater carnivorous mammal having webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur


  1. otter(Noun)

    Any aquatic or marine carnivorous mammal, member of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, polecats, badgers, and others.

  2. otter(Noun)

    A hairy man with a slender physique, in contrast with a bear, who is more broadly set

  3. Otter(ProperNoun)

    A river whose source in the Blackdown Hills, Somerset, and which flows into Lyme Bay in English Channel.

  4. Origin: From oter. Cognate with Old High German ottar, Old Slavic , and Ancient Greek ὕδρα (“Hydra”, “water snake”). More etymology under English water.


  1. Otter

    An otter is any of 13 living species of semiaquatic mammals that feed on fish and shellfish, and also other invertebrates, amphibians, birds and small mammals. The otter subfamily Lutrinae forms part of the family Mustelidae, which also includes weasels, badgers, wolverines, and polecats.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. otter

    In naval mine warfare, a device which, when towed, displaces itself sideways to a predetermined distance.

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