Cutwater

Cut"wa`ter

(kt"w`tr), n. (Naut.) 1. The fore part of a ship's prow, which cuts the water.
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2. A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order better to resist the action of water, ice, etc.; the sharpened upper end of the pier itself.
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3. (Zol.) A sea bird of the Atlantic (Rhynchops nigra); -- called also black skimmer, scissorsbill, and razorbill. See Skimmer.
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