Definition of cutter
1 : one that cuts:a : one whose work is cutting or involves cuttingb (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
2a : a ship's boat for carrying stores or passengersb : a single-masted fore-and-aft rigged sailing vesselc : a small armed vessel in government service
3 : a light sleigh
Recent Examples of cutter from the Web
Earhart said in what’s believed to be her final radio broadcast to a Coast Guard cutter assisting with her navigation.
The Coast Guard cutter Gannet stood by on the scene overnight, Lally said.
Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen has taken over as the king of the cutter in Los Angeles.
Mariano Rivera built a Hall of Fame career on a cutter.
Another unorthodox eater that the scientists found was a cookie-cutter shark.
Until the 2000s, these programs tended to be cookie-cutter and rigid, Treffert says.
Coast Guard cutter Confidence launched two small vessels to intercept the boat.
Using a pastry cutter or knife, cut butter into the dry ingredients to incorporate.
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First Known Use of cutter
CUTTER Defined for English Language Learners
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
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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