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cuttyhunk

[ kuht-ee-huhngk ]
/ ˈkʌt iˌhʌŋk /
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noun

a twisted, linen fishline, especially one laid by hand.

Nearby words

cuttlefish, cutty, cutty grass, cutty sark, cutty stool, cuttyhunk, cutup, cutware, cutwater, cutwork, cutwork lace

Origin of cuttyhunk

1915–20, Americanism; named after Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts
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Examples from the Web for cuttyhunk

  • When Gosnold landed at Cuttyhunk in the early summer of that year he found it densely wooded and abounding in game.

    The New England Magazine, Volume 1, No. 5, Bay State Monthly, Volume 4, No. 5, May, 1886|Various