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  1. fore-and-aft-rigged on one mast in the manner of a cutter.
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Origin of cutter-rigged

First recorded in 1790–1800
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of cutter-rigged

  • She appeared to be cutter-rigged, and he promptly gave chase.

    King's Cutters and Smugglers 1700-1855

    E. Keble Chatterton

  • At first, it had no clear outline, but Andrew knew it was the topsail of a cutter-rigged boat, beating in against the tide.

  • She was a cutter-rigged vessel, painted a greyish-white, and of about fifty tons burden.

  • You observe that this yacht is cutter-rigged, and that she sits gracefully on the smooth water.