- a person who cuts, especially as a job, as one who cuts fabric for garments.
- a machine, tool, or other device for cutting.
- a single-masted sailing vessel, very similar to a sloop but having its mast set somewhat farther astern, about two-fifths of the way aft measured on the water line.
- a ship's boat having double-banked oars and one or two lugsails.
- Also called revenue cutter. a lightly armed government vessel used to prevent smuggling and enforce the customs regulations.
- a person who repeatedly inflicts self-injury by cutting the skin, as to cope with negative emotions.
- a person employed as a film editor.
- a small, light sleigh, usually single-seated and pulled by one horse.
- Also called rubber. a brick suitable for cutting and rubbing.
- (in U.S. government grading of beef)
- a low-quality grade of beef between utility and canner.
- beef of this grade, mostly used in processed beef products, as sausage.
- cut fastball.
- (in U.S. government grading of beef) graded between utility and canner.
Origin of cutter
Examples from the Web for cutter
Then Cutter Laboratories in Berkeley, California, made a bad batch of vaccine, and 40,000 children were sickened with polio.How Presidents Handle Pandemics
October 16, 2014
The job—feeding massive paper reams into a cutter—paid 10 cents above minimum wage.The Stacks: The Judas Priest Teen Suicide Trial
June 28, 2014
The cutter does not need all the sizes because they can grade it without a pattern for each size.The Last "Real" Couture House
March 5, 2014
Cutter became a media star and dispatched the utterly unfair blame leveled at her during the 2004 Kerry effort.Bob Shrum’s Winners & Losers of 2012
December 14, 2012
Responding to Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski, Cutter then tweeted this gem: Update at 8:01 PM: Romney responds.
But the cutter slipped by and left him knee-deep, looking ruefully after them.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
The hovel of a cutter of wood into lengths for burning, was the only house at that end; all else was wall.A Tale of Two Cities
It is intended for two; won't you step out of the sleigh into the cutter?A Woman Intervenes
They're going to send a cutter for me to come and take Parker's place.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
The cutter imitated this manoeuvre, and the boat of the wreck went last.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
- a person or thing that cuts, esp a person who cuts cloth for clothing
- a sailing boat with its mast stepped further aft so as to have a larger foretriangle than that of a sloop
- a ship's boat, powered by oars or sail, for carrying passengers or light cargo
- a small lightly armed boat, as used in the enforcement of customs regulations
- a pig weighing between 68 and 82 kg, from which fillets and larger joints are cut
Word Origin and History for cutter
late 12c., "one who cuts" in any sense, agent noun from cut (v.). As a type of small, single-masted vessel, from 1762, earlier "boat belonging to a ship of war" (1745), perhaps so called from the notion of "cutting" through the water.