Definitions of cutter

  1. a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the mast of a sloop
  2. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments.
  3. 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.
  4. A fore tooth; an incisor.
  5. A boat used by ships of war.
  6. 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.
  7. A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter.
  8. An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
  9. A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
  10. A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut.
  11. One who cuts out and shapes garments; a light sleigh for two persons; a small fast- sailing vessel; a man- of- war's boat.
  12. The person or thing that cuts: a small swift vessel with one mast and sharp bows that cut the water.
  13. One who, or that which, cuts; a swift single- masted vessel.
  14. One who cuts or hews; one who cuts out cloth to measure; an instrument that cuts; a small boat used by ships of war; a small smart swift- sailing sloop- rigged vessel; a light sledge. Cutters, a description of bricks, chiefly used for the arches of windows, doorways, & c.
  15. One who or that which cuts; one of the boats of a large ship; a light swift vessel with one mast; an incisor or tooth so called.