Cut"wa`ter (k?t"wa`t?r), n. Naut.

1.

The fore part of a ship's prow, which cuts the water.

2.

A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a birdge, 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.

3. Zool.

A sea bird of the Atlantic (Rhynchops nigra); -- called also black skimmer, scissorsbill, and razorbill. See Skimmer.

 

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