Hutch vs Cote - What's the difference?

hutch | cote | Synonyms |

Hutch is a synonym of cote.

As a noun hutch

is a cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.

As a verb hutch

is to hoard or lay up, in a chest.

As a proper noun cote is





  • A cage in which a rabbit or rabbits are kept.
  • * 1960 , , chapter 16,
  • To reach the courtroom, on the second floor, one passed sundry sunless county cubbyholes: the tax assessor,... the circuit clerk, the judge of probate lived in cool dim hutches that smelled
  • A piece of furniture in which items may be displayed.
  • A measure of two Winchester bushels.
  • (mining) The case of a flour bolt.
  • (mining) A car on low wheels, in which coal is drawn in the mine and hoisted out of the pit.
  • A jig for washing ore.
  • Verb

  • To hoard or lay up, in a chest.
  • * Milton
  • She hutched the ore.
  • (mining) To wash (ore) in a box or jig.
  • cote


    Etymology 1

    From the (etyl) cote, the feminine form of . Cognate to Dutch kot.


    (en noun)
  • A cottage or hut.
  • A small structure built to contain domesticated animals such as sheep, pigs or pigeons.
  • * Milton
  • Watching where shepherds pen their flocks, at eve, / In hurdled cotes .
    * shed

    Etymology 2

    See quote.


  • (obsolete) To quote.
  • (Udall)

    Etymology 3

    Probably related to (etyl) .


  • To go side by side with; hence, to pass by; to outrun and get before.
  • A dog cotes a hare.
  • * Shakespeare
  • We coted them on the way, and hither are they coming.
  • * 1825 , , The Talisman , A. and C. Black (1868), 37:
  • [...]strength to pull down a bull——swiftness to cote an antelope.
    (Webster 1913)


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