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Meaning of cutter by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ʌtə( r )


    cutter ( plural: cutters )

    1. A person or device that cuts
    2. ( nautical ) 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. A heavy-duty motor boat for official use .
      a coastguard cutter .
    4. ( nautical ) A ship's boat, used for transport ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore .
    5. ( cricket ) A ball that moves sideways in the air, or off the pitch, because it has been cut .
    6. ( baseball ) A cut fastball .
    7. ( slang ) A ten pence piece. So named because it is the coin most often sharpened by prison inmates to use as a weapon .
    8. ( slang ) A person who practices self-injury .
    9. A light sleigh drawn by one horse.

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Explanation of cutter by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. a cutting implement

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

    3. a boat for communication between ship and shore

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

    5. someone who carves the meat

    6. someone who cuts or carves stone

    Definition of cutter by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Cutter ( kŭttẽr ), n.
      1. One who cuts; as, “a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments”.

      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. A fore tooth; an incisor. Ray.

      4. ( Naut. ) A boat used by ships of war. A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a sloop. A cutter is narrower and deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead. In the United States, a sailing vessel with one mast and a bowsprit, setting one or two headsails. In Great Britain and Europe, a cutter sets two headsails, with or without a bowsprit. A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter.

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      5. A small, light one-horse sleigh.

      6. An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.

      7. A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer. [Obs.]

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

      Cutter bar. ( Mach. ) A bar which carries a cutter or cutting tool, as in a boring machine. The bar to which the triangular knives of a harvester are attached. -- Cutter head ( Mach. ), a rotating head, which itself forms a cutter, or a rotating stock to which cutters may be attached, as in a planing or matching machine. Knight.