1) Of uncertain meaning.

When an unidentified bridge in Bowland was in need of repair in 1703, the wing wall had to be rebuilt with a frame before it with wood and stone sett therein to be sixteen yards in length and four feet broad. There was also to be a cather-call five yards long and four foot wide to be filled with stone . It is difficult to be certain exactly what this meant since this is the only example of the term that I have noted, but it may refer to a call or caisson that was set at an angle: the OED has a number of examples of ‘cater’ used in this way.

places Bowland
dates 1703

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