the forward edge of the stem of a vessel, dividing the water as the vessel advances.
Civil Engineering. a sharply pointed upstream face of a bridge pier, for resisting the effects of moving water or ice.
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How to use cutwater in a sentence
From the cutwater, and either side of the boat, the watchers squint in all directions, and still there are no whales.The Whale Who Will Come Soon - Issue 105: Whale Songs | Rebecca Giggs | September 8, 2021 | Nautilus
British Dictionary definitions for cutwater
the forward part of the stem of a vessel, which cuts through the water
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