Definitions for cutterˈkʌt ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cut•terˈkʌt ər(n.)

  1. a person who cuts, esp. as a job, as one who cuts fabric for garments or film for editing.

  2. a device for cutting.

  3. a single-masted sailing vessel, similar to a sloop but having its mast farther astern.

    Category: Navy, Nautical

  4. a lightly armed government vessel.

    Category: Government, Navy

  5. a small, light sleigh, usu. single-seated and pulled by one horse.

Origin of cutter:

1375–1425

Princeton's WordNet

  1. stonecutter, cutter(noun)

    someone who cuts or carves stone

  2. cutter, carver(noun)

    someone who carves the meat

  3. cutter(noun)

    someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for garments)

  4. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter(noun)

    a boat for communication between ship and shore

  5. cutter(noun)

    a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop

  6. cutter, cutlery, cutting tool(noun)

    a cutting implement; a tool for cutting

Wiktionary

  1. cutter(Noun)

    A person or device that cuts

  2. cutter(Noun)

    A single-masted, fore-and-aft rigged, sailing vessel with at least two headsails, and a mast set further aft than that of a sloop.

  3. cutter(Noun)

    A heavy-duty motor boat for official use.

    a coastguard cutter.

  4. cutter(Noun)

    A ship's boat, used for transport ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore.

  5. cutter(Noun)

    A ball that moves sideways in the air, or off the pitch, because it has been cut.

  6. cutter(Noun)

    A cut fastball.

  7. cutter(Noun)

    A ten pence piece. So named because it is the coin most often sharpened by prison inmates to use as a weapon.

  8. cutter(Noun)

    A person who practices self-injury.

  9. cutter(Noun)

    A light sleigh drawn by one horse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cutter(noun)

    one who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments

  2. Cutter(noun)

    that which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower which severs the stalk, or as a paper cutter

  3. Cutter(noun)

    a fore tooth; an incisor

  4. Cutter(noun)

    a boat used by ships of war

  5. Cutter(noun)

    a fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a sloop. A cutter is narrower end deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead

  6. Cutter(noun)

    a small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter

  7. Cutter(noun)

    a small, light one-horse sleigh

  8. Cutter(noun)

    an officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid

  9. Cutter(noun)

    a ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer

  10. Cutter(noun)

    a kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut

Freebase

  1. Cutter

    Cutter may refer to several types of nautical vessels: ⁕In frequent modern usage, a cutter is a small- or medium-sized vessel whose occupants exercise official authority. Examples are harbor pilots' cutters and cutters of the U.S. Coast Guard or UK Border Agency. ⁕As traditionally used in the context of sailing vessels, a cutter is a small single-masted boat, fore-and-aft rigged, with two or more headsails and often a bowsprit. The cutter's mast may be set farther back than on a sloop. ⁕Cutter also sometimes refers to a small boat serving a larger boat, to ferry passengers or light stores between larger boats and the shore. This type of cutter may be powered by oars, sails or a motor.


Translations for cutter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

cutter(noun)

a person or thing that cuts

a wood-cutter; a glass-cutter.

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