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cutwater


cutwater


  1  definition  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cutwater  \Cut"wa`ter\  (k[u^]t"w[add]`t[~e]r),  n.  (Naut.) 
  1.  The  fore  part  of  a  ship's  prow,  which  cuts  the  water. 
 
  2.  A  starling  or  other  structure  attached  to  the  pier  of  a 
  bridge,  with  an  angle  or  edge  directed  up  stream,  in  order 
  better  to  resist  the  action  of  water,  ice,  etc.;  the 
  sharpened  upper  end  of  the  pier  itself 
 
  3.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  sea  bird  of  the  Atlantic  ({Rhynchops  nigra}); 
  --  called  also  {black  skimmer},  {scissorsbill},  and 
  {razorbill}.  See  {Skimmer}.