- 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.
- a low-quality grade of beef between utility and canner.
- beef of this grade, mostly used in processed beef products, as sausage.
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.
The job—feeding massive paper reams into a cutter—paid 10 cents above minimum wage.
The cutter does not need all the sizes because they can grade it without a pattern for each size.
Cutter became a media star and dispatched the utterly unfair blame leveled at her during the 2004 Kerry effort.
Responding to Buzzfeed's Andrew Kaczynski, Cutter then tweeted this gem: Update at 8:01 PM: Romney responds.
The cutter sails down the river and out through the Heads into the open sea.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
The fleet was already on the high seas when a cutter brought the government's last instructions to Rochambeau.With Americans of Past and Present Days|J. J. Jusserand
The cutter had disappeared, and we did not see her again until we came to our anchorage in China Straits.Two Years Among the Savages of New Guinea.|W. D. Pitcairn
Although Mr. Cutter was absent the dancing contingent was ably represented, and a delightful evening was enjoyed.
Tom and Jack were the only ones of all the crew of the cutter that were cast alive on the island.Within the Capes|Howard Pyle
British Dictionary definitions for cutter
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.