Curber vs Curter - What's the difference?

curber | curter |


As a noun curber

is someone or something which curbs.

As an adjective curter is

(curt).

curber

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • Someone or something which curbs.
  • *1902 , William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience , Folio Society 2008, p. 282:
  • *:they required him as a safeguard against the demon and a curber of other people's crimes.
  • A type of thief who used a ‘curb’ or hooked pole to steal things through open windows.
  • *1977 , Gãmini Salgãdo, The Elizabethan Underworld , Folio Society 2006, p. 33:
  • *:Night was the natural time for the curber ’s activities and striking up an acquaitance with a serving maid was an invaluable way of getting a window left open or learning the exact layout of the rooms in the house.
  • curter

    English

    Adjective

    (head)
  • (curt)
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    curt

    English

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Brief or terse, especially to the point of being rude.
  • *
  • Short or concise.
  • Synonyms

    * (terse to the point of being rude) abrupt, blunt, brusque

    Derived terms

    * curtly * curtness * curtail

    Anagrams

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