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Definition of "cutter" []

  • One that cuts, especially in tailoring. (noun)
  • A device or machine that cuts. (noun)
  • Nautical A single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel with two or more headsails and a mast set somewhat farther aft than that of a sloop. (noun)
  • Nautical A ship's boat, powered by a motor or oars and used for transporting stores or passengers. (noun)
  • A small, lightly armed boat used by the Coast Guard. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "cutter" in a sentence
  • "I have not troubled to see if Shard added up his figures wrongly or if he under-rated the pace of camels, but whatever it was the Arabs gained slightly, for on the fourth day Spanish Jack, five knots astern on what they called the cutter, sighted the camels a very long way off and signalled the fact to Shard."
  • "You speak as though we all exist as helpless puppets ordained to live a certain way, and that to struggle against this cookie-cutter is wrong and futile."
  • "Reuters Andy Pettitte The cutter is a mix between a fastball and a slider."