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Definitions for cutter
ˈkʌt ərcut·ter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stonecutter, cutternoun

    someone who cuts or carves stone

  2. cutter, carvernoun

    someone who carves the meat

  3. cutternoun

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

  4. tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutternoun

    a boat for communication between ship and shore

  5. cutternoun

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

  6. cutter, cutlery, cutting toolnoun

    a cutting implement; a tool for cutting


  1. cutternoun

    A person or device that cuts

  2. cutternoun

    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. cutternoun

    A heavy-duty motor boat for official use.

    a coastguard cutter.

  4. cutternoun

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

  5. cutternoun

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

  6. cutternoun

    A cut fastball.

  7. cutternoun

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

  8. cutternoun

    A person who practices self-injury.

  9. cutternoun

    A light sleigh drawn by one horse.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cutternoun

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

  2. Cutternoun

    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. Cutternoun

    a fore tooth; an incisor

  4. Cutternoun

    a boat used by ships of war

  5. Cutternoun

    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. Cutternoun

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

  7. Cutternoun

    a small, light one-horse sleigh

  8. Cutternoun

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

  9. Cutternoun

    a ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer

  10. Cutternoun

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


  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. cutter

    A small single-masted, sharp-built broad vessel, commonly navigated in the English Channel, furnished with a straight running bowsprit, occasionally run in horizontally on the deck; except for which, and the largeness of the sails, they are rigged much like sloops. Either clincher or carvel-built, no jib-stay, the jib hoisting and hanging by the halliards alone. She carries a fore-and-aft main-sail, gaff-topsail, stay-foresail, and jib. The name is derived from their fast sailing. The cutter (as H.M.S. Dwarf) has been made to set every sail, even royal studding-sails, sky-scrapers, moon-rakers, star-gazers, water and below-water sails, that could be set by any vessel on one mast. One of the largest which has answered effectually, was the Viper, of 460 tons and 28 guns; this vessel was very useful during the American war, particularly by getting into Gibraltar at a critical period of the siege.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutter in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cutter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cutter in a Sentence

  1. Bebe Rexha:

    I'm all about body positivity, inclusivity, and I was really excited to partner with a brand that really believes in that and has been pushing that for awhile, as a woman who wasn't the cookie-cutter pop-star, I hope to inspire women to love their bodies and feel beautiful at any size.

  2. John Kennedy:

    [ Sophisticated ] robbers could work with a corrupt diamond cutter... in one of the jewelry centers such as Antwerp, and have the [ stone ] re-cut and the laser [ inscription ] removed, and the diamond re-set, the goal is to change the weight, appearance and to some degree the shape of her diamond so it appears to be a different stone and then market it. Perhaps getting a new diamond grading report from a European lab, and not from Geological Institute of America.

  3. Police Chief David Brown:

    With police-involved shootings now in this country, we’re very hypercritical of every officer’s actions. But the suspect was armed with a box cutter, the officer used deadly force as a last resort.

  4. Tyra Banks:

    Yeah, BanX with an X, because I want me coming out of retirement to be bigger than me, and for me to represent women to say, enough of this cookie-cutter thing.

  5. Phillip Barden:

    Hell ants have two features found in no living species : highly specialized scythe-like mandibles and a wide diversity of horns that are present on what is essentially the forehead, one reason these fossils are compelling is that, today, we have about 15,000 known species of ants with all kinds of adaptations, from agricultural leaf-cutter ants with scissor-like mouthparts to army ants specialized as nomadic predatory raiders.

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