Definition of Moulter

1. Noun. An animal (especially birds and arthropods and reptiles) that periodically shed their outer layer (feathers or cuticle or skin or hair).

Exact synonyms: Molter
Generic synonyms: Animal, Animate Being, Beast, Brute, Creature, Fauna
Derivative terms: Molt, Moult



Definition of Moulter

1. molter [n -S] - See also: molter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Moulter

moulding
mouldings
mouldlike
moulds
mouldwarp
mouldwarps
mouldy
moulinet
moulinets
moulins
mouls
moult
moulted
moulten
moulter (current term)
moulters
moulting
moultings
moults
moun
mounanaite
mounch
mounched
mounching
mound-bird
mound bird
mound builder
mound over

Literary usage of Moulter

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1. The Handbook for Practical Farmers: Dealing with the More Important Aspects by Hugh Findlay (1920)
"A poor capacity bird and early moulter. should be continued. The cockerels from this 1920 mating, if good individuals, can then be used ..."

2. A Natural History of the British Lepidoptera: A Text-book for Students and by James William Tutt (1900)
"224) that he has observed—8-moulter males, ... males and females, and 5- moulter females. Hearing on this he makes the following important observations: ..."

3. Transactions of the Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club by Woolhope Naturalists' Field Club, Hereford, England, G. H. Jack (1888)
"But if we associate them in this order— I 3 moulter males ( 4 ... I 5 moulter females —we find that the usual rule of the males emerging first is observed. ..."

4. History of Corn Milling by Richard Bennett (1900)
"... [also they shall be faithful as to] Servants. taking just moulter and ... The " moulter" which the miller was to take and hold in store was the ..."

5. Nashville Directory (1880)
moulter Henry, wks Cotton Factory. S moulter Michael, millwright, h Buena Vista pike nr Scott. ..."

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