Middle English Dictionary Entry

shẹ̄ter(e n.
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(a) One who shoots arrows or other missiles from a bow, an arbalest, etc.; an archer; also, a hunter; ?also, one who casts a spear [quots.: a1382, 2nd & 3rd]; fig. the devil [quot.: ?a1425]; man ~; (b) ~ eu, a yew tree as characterized by its use in making bows; (c) astrol. the constellation Sagittarius, the zodiacal sign; (d) as surname; (e) in place names [see Smith PNElem.2.108].