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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. 2018.
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  • 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

a small lightly armed boat used to enforce customs regulations and catch smugglers
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