[ kuht-waw-ter, -wot-er ]
/ ˈkʌtˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər /
Civil Engineering. a sharply pointed upstream face of a bridge pier, for resisting the effects of moving water or ice.
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British Dictionary definitions for cutwater
/ (ˈkʌtˌwɔːtə) /
the forward part of the stem of a vessel, which cuts through the water
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