Definitions for: Cutter


[n] a cutting implement; a tool for cutting
[n] a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop
[n] a boat for communication between ship and shore
[n] someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for garments)
[n] someone who carves the meat
[n] someone who cuts or carves stone



Webster (1913) Definition: Cut"ter (k?t"t?r), 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) A boat used by ships of war.
(b) 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.
(c) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the
revenue marine service; -- also called {revenue
cutter}.

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) A bar which carries a cutter or cutting tool, as in a
boring machine.
(b) 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.

Synonyms: carver, cutlery, cutting tool, pinnace, ship's boat, stonecutter, tender

See Also: boat, bolt cutter, cigar cutter, cutting implement, die, diner, edge tool, garment cutter, gem cutter, gig, glass cutter, glasscutter, quarrier, quarryman, sailing ship, sailing vessel, skilled worker, tile cutter, trained worker

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