What does the word litter mean?

Usage examples for litter

  1. In every litter you'll find a dark one, the black sheep of the family. – The Spirit of the Border A Romance of the Early Settlers in the Ohio Valley by Zane Grey
  2. In the meantime, a litter had been brought, Madelaine helped to place her brother upon it, then kissing him tenderly, she returned weeping to her work. – The Young Emigrants; Madelaine Tube; The Boy and the Book; and Crystal Palace by Susan Anne Livingston Ridley Sedgwick
  3. M. Bonchamps, who had been very severely wounded at Fontenay, but who had insisted on being carried along with his own men, was brought in on a litter. – La Vendée An Historical Romance by Anthony Trollope