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Cutter meaning

cutter - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments.
  2. 2. 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. 3. A fore tooth; an incisor.
  4. 4. A boat used by ships of war.
  5. 5. A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter.
  6. 6. A small, light one- horse sleigh.
  7. 7. An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
  8. 8. A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
  9. 9. A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut.
  10. 10. One who, or that which, cuts; a swift single- masted vessel.

cutter - examples of usage

  1. Two men in a high- backed, low- set cutter were driving into the yard. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. Our men, as they arrived, stood watching the ship from the deck of the snow, and gave a cheer as they saw him descending, the last man, into the cutter, for they knew that not a soul was left on board the gallant Hector, Scarcely had the captain been helped up the side, than we saw the ship's head begin to sink. - "Paddy Finn", W. H. G. Kingston.
  3. As my life was fully in their power, I thought it most prudent to assent with an appearance of good- will, and therefore readily accompanied them on board a cutter they had lying a little distance from the shore. - "The Mysterious Wanderer, Vol. I", Sophia Reeve.
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