revenue cutter

noun

Definition of revenue cutter

: an armed government vessel employed especially to enforce revenue laws

Examples of revenue cutter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The captain of an inbound steamer, the Ewing, a revenue cutter approaching the bay, gave this account to The Sun of the quake’s strike. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, 26 Aug. 2021 Tape also read a ship log from a U.S. revenue cutter that was anchored in Kodiak harbor on Oct. 9, 1900. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Mar. 2021 On this date in: The U.S. Coast Guard had its beginnings as President George Washington signed a measure authorizing a group of revenue cutters to enforce tariff and trade laws and prevent smuggling. Cincinnati Enquirer, Cincinnati.com, 4 Aug. 2019 In 1790, the Coast Guard had its beginnings as President Washington signed a measure authorizing a group of revenue cutters to enforce tariff and trade laws and prevent smuggling. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Aug. 2019 The Coast Guard's presence in New York has evolved considerably from the original revenue cutters. CBS News, 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of revenue cutter

1790, in the meaning defined above

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“Revenue cutter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/revenue%20cutter. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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