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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cutlass  \Cut"lass\  (k[u^]t"las),  n.;  pl  {Cutlasses}  (-[e^]z). 
  [F.  coutelas  (cf.  It  coltellaccio),  augm.  fr  L.  cultellus  a 
  small  knife,  dim.  of  culter  knife.  See  {Colter},  and  cf 
  {Curtal  ax}.] 
  A  short,  heavy,  curving  sword,  used  in  the  navy.  See  {Curtal 
  ax}. 
 
  {Cutlass  fish},  (Zo["o]l.),  a  peculiar,  long,  thin,  marine 
  fish  ({Trichiurus  lepturus})  of  the  southern  United  States 
  and  West  Indies;  --  called  also  {saber  fish},  {silver 
  eel},  and  improperly,  {swordfish}. 




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