(kt"ls), n.;
pl. Cutlasses (-z).
[F. coutelas (cf. It. coltellaccio), augm. fr. L. cuttellus a small knife, dim. of culter knife. See Colter, and cf. Curtal ax.] A short, heavy, curving sword, used in the navy. See Curtal ax.
[1913 Webster]

cutlass fish



n. 1. (Zol.) a peculiar, long, thin, marine fish (Trichiurus lepturus) of the southern United States and West Indies, having a long whiplike scaleless body and sharp daggerlike teeth; -- called also frostfish, saber fish, silver eel, and, improperly, swordfish; also, several related members of the genus Trichiurus. It is closely related to snake mackerel.
Syn. -- frost fish, frostfish, hairtail.
[1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


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