cutter

noun cut·ter \ ˈkə-tər \
Updated on: 12 Nov 2017

Definition of cutter

1 :one that cuts:
a :one whose work is cutting or involves cutting
b (1) :an instrument, machine, machine part, or tool that cuts
(2) :a device for vibrating a cutting stylus in disc recording; also :the stylus or its point
2 a :a ship's boat for carrying stores or passengers
b :a single-masted fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel
c :a small armed vessel in government service
3 :a light sleigh

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First Known Use of cutter

15th century



CUTTER Defined for English Language Learners

cutter

noun

Definition of cutter for English Language Learners

  • : a person, machine, or tool that cuts something

  • : a boat on a ship that is used for carrying supplies or passengers to and from the shore

  • : a small sailing boat with one mast


CUTTER Defined for Kids

cutter

noun cut·ter \ ˈkə-tər \

Definition of cutter for Students

1 :someone or something that cuts
  • a diamond cutter
  • a cookie cutter
2 :a boat used by warships for carrying passengers and stores to and from the shore
3 :a small sailing boat with one mast
4 :a small military ship
  • a coast guard cutter


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