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revenue cutter

cutter (def 4).
Origin of revenue cutter
First recorded in 1780-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • She was a sloop of the revenue cutter build, and her burthen was about one hundred tons.

    Toronto of Old Henry Scadding
  • However, we notified the revenue cutter and they were rescued.

    Between the Lines Henry Bascom Smith
  • Dewey's squadron consisted of seven vessels, of which one was a revenue cutter, and two colliers.

    American Men of Action Burton E. Stevenson
  • While you were waking the village, I got a wireless to a revenue cutter.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  • In the midst of his trouble Weare one day espied the revenue cutter Bear steaming into the roadstead.

    Golden Alaska Ernest Ingersoll
  • Then the gunner of the revenue cutter began to raise his sights.

    El Diablo Brayton Norton
  • But to me it seems much more likely that the following is the explanation for calling a revenue cutter's flag "stripes."

  • "Or a revenue cutter, I presume," observed the Baronet, sarcastically.

    The Buccaneer Mrs. S. C. Hall
  • Rodney and Collector McLane accompanied us with the revenue cutter, in which they returned in the evening.

  • A revenue cutter—this is a port of customs, please remember—lies in the offing.

    Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska Charles Warren Stoddard
British Dictionary definitions for revenue cutter

revenue cutter

a small lightly armed boat used to enforce customs regulations and catch smugglers
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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