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- the forward edge of the stem of a vessel, dividing the water as the vessel advances.
- a vertical timber construction set forward of and following the stem of a wooden vessel below the water line, usually curving forward above the water line to support a beak-head or figurehead.
- 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
- the forward part of the stem of a vessel, which cuts through the water
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