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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cutter  \Cut"ter\  (k?t"t?r),  n. 
  1.  One  who  cuts;  as  a  stone  cutter;  a  die  cutter;  esp.,  one 
  who  cuts  out  garments. 
 
  2.  That  which  cuts;  a  machine  or  part  of  a  machine,  or  a  tool 
  or  instrument  used  for  cutting,  as  that  part  of  a  mower 
  which  severs  the  stalk,  or  as  a  paper  cutter. 
 
  3.  A  fore  tooth;  an  incisor.  --Ray. 
 
  4.  (Naut.) 
  a  A  boat  used  by  ships  of  war. 
  b  A  fast  sailing  vessel  with  one  mast,  rigged  in  most 
  essentials  like  a  sloop.  A  cutter  is  narrower  end 
  deeper  than  a  sloop  of  the  same  length,  and  depends 
  for  stability  on  a  deep  keel,  often  heavily  weighted 
  with  lead. 
  c  A  small  armed  vessel,  usually  a  steamer,  in  the 
  revenue  marine  service;  --  also  called  {revenue 
  cutter}. 
 
  5.  A  small  light  one-horse  sleigh. 
 
  6.  An  officer  in  the  exchequer  who  notes  by  cutting  on  the 
  tallies  the  sums  paid. 
 
  7.  A  ruffian;  a  bravo;  a  destroyer.  [Obs.] 
 
  8.  A  kind  of  soft  yellow  brick,  used  for  facework;  --  so 
  called  from  the  facility  with  which  it  can  be  cut. 
 
  {Cutter  bar}.  (Mach.) 
  a  A  bar  which  carries  a  cutter  or  cutting  tool,  as  in  a 
  boring  machine. 
  b  The  bar  to  which  the  triangular  knives  of  a  harvester 
  are  attached. 
 
  {Cutter  head}  (Mach.),  a  rotating  head,  which  itself  forms  a 
  cutter,  or  a  rotating  stock  to  which  cutters  may  be 
  attached,  as  in  a  planing  or  matching  machine.  --Knight. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cutter 
  n  1:  someone  who  cuts  or  carves  stone  [syn:  {stone  cutter}] 
  2:  someone  who  carves  the  meat  [syn:  {carver}] 
  3:  someone  whose  work  is  cutting  (as  e.g.  cutting  cloth  for 
  garments) 
  4:  a  single-masted  sailing  vessel 
  5:  a  tool  for  cutting  [syn:  {cutlery},  {cutting  tool}] 




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