revenue cutter

noun

Definition of revenue cutter 

: an armed government vessel employed especially to enforce revenue laws

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The Coast Guard's presence in New York has evolved considerably from the original revenue cutters. CBS News, "U.S. Coast Guard's long history of service in New York," 26 May 2018

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First Known Use of revenue cutter

1790, in the meaning defined above

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