Try Our Apps
Dictionary.com

follow Dictionary.com

The Best Internet Slang

revenue cutter

noun
1.
cutter (def 4).
Origin of revenue cutter
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for revenue cutter
Historical Examples
  • There she lies, as snug and taut as a revenue cutter, and just as many teeth.

    Kilgorman Talbot Baines Reed
  • One night we were fired into by his Majesty's revenue cutter Lynx.

  • However, we notified the revenue cutter and they were rescued.

    Between the Lines

    Henry Bascom Smith
  • While you were waking the village, I got a wireless to a revenue cutter.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • Then the gunner of the revenue cutter began to raise his sights.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • "Or a revenue cutter, I presume," observed the Baronet, sarcastically.

    The Buccaneer Mrs. S. C. Hall
  • There was no need to ask for volunteers in the revenue cutter Service.

    The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • "The revenue cutter Uncas has been assigned to me," went on Burke.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • The spectators on the revenue cutter were highly interested.

  • Well, this is the revenue cutter Saline, which I have the honor to command.

    Gordon Craig

    Randall Parrish
British Dictionary definitions for revenue cutter

revenue cutter

noun
1.
a small lightly armed boat used to enforce customs regulations and catch smugglers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for revenue cutter

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for revenue

10
13
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for revenue cutter