Cut"ter(kt"tr), n. 1. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments.
2. That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower which severs the stalk, or as a paper cutter.
3. A fore tooth; an incisor.
(Naut.) (a) A boat used by ships of war. (b) A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a
sloop. A cutter is narrower and deeper than a
sloop of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead. (c) In the United States, a sailing vessel with one mast and a bowsprit, setting one or two headsails. In Great Britain and Europe, a cutter sets two headsails, with or without a bowsprit. (d) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called
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5. A small, light one-horse sleigh.
6. An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
7. A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
8. A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut.
(Mach.) (a) A bar which carries a cutter or cutting tool, as in a boring machine. (b) The bar to which the triangular knives of a harvester are attached. --
(Mach.), a rotating head, which itself forms a cutter, or a rotating stock to which cutters may be attached, as in a planing or matching machine.
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