Webster 1913 Edition
One who cuts;
as, a stone.
cutter; a die
cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments
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.
A fore tooth; an incisor.
A small, light one-horse sleigh.
An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; – so called from the facility with which it can be cut.
A bar which carries a cutter or cutting tool, as in a boring machine.
The bar to which the triangular knives of a harvester are attached.–
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.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.One who cuts or hews.
2.An instrument that cuts; as a straw-cutter.
3.A fore tooth, that cuts meat, as distinguished from a grinder.
4.A small boat used by ships of war. Also, a vessel with one mast and a straight running bowsprit, which may be run in upon deck; rigged nearly like a sloop.
5.An officer int he exchequer that provides wood for the tallies.
6.A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
cutter (plural cutters)
- A person or device that cuts (in various senses).
- a stone cutter; a die cutter
- 1988, Jorge Amado, Home is the Sailor (page 55)
- Chico Pacheco kept repeating the phrase between clenched teeth, lamenting the wasted days of his youth; he had been a notorious cutter of classes.
- (nautical) A single-masted, fore-and-aft rigged, sailing vessel with at least two headsails, and a mast set further aft than that of a sloop.
- A foretooth; an incisor.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Ray to this entry?)
- A heavy-duty motor boat for official use.
- a coastguard cutter.
- (nautical) A ship's boat, used for transport ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore.
- (cricket) A ball that moves sideways in the air, or off the pitch, because it has been cut.
- (baseball) A cut fastball.
- (slang) A ten-pence piece. So named because it is the coin most often sharpened by prison inmates to use as a weapon.
- (slang) A person who practices self-injury.
- (obsolete) An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
- (obsolete) A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
- (obsolete) A kind of soft yellow brick, easily cut, and used for facework.
- A light sleigh drawn by one horse.
- copy cutter
- glass cutter
- wire cutters
- revenue cutter
person that cuts
device that cuts
single-masted sailing ship type
heavy-duty motor boat for official use
cricket: ball that has been cut
baseball: cut fastball
slang: ten pence piece
slang: person who cuts him or herself
cutter m (plural cutters)
- cutter, boxcutter, utility knife, Stanley knife
- (nautical) cutter (vessel)