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  Dictionary Definition of otter

otter
noun ( plural otters or, especially collectively, otter )
any of the various aquatic, furred, carnivorous, musteline mammals of the genus Lutra, and allied genera, with webbed feet adapted for swimming, and a long tail slightly flattened horizontally to act as a rudder, as L. vulgaris, of Europe, and L. canadensis, of the US and Canada, and the sea otter.
[ME oter, OE oter, ot ( o ) r, c. D otter, G Otter ]