Cut"ter (k?t"t?r), n.
One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments.
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.
A fore tooth; an incisor.
4. Naut. (a)
A boat used by ships of war.
A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a sloop. A cutter is narrower end deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead.
A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter.
A small, light one-horse sleigh.
An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut.
Cutter bar.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. -- Cutter head 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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