[syn: cutter, cutlery, cutting tool]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Cutter \Cut"ter\ (k[u^]t"t[~e]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.
(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 and
deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends
for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted
(c) In the United States, a sailing vessel with one mast
and a bowsprit, setting one or two headsails. In Great
Britain and Europe, a cutter sets two headsails, with
or without a bowsprit.
(d) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the
revenue marine service; -- also called revenue
[1913 Webster +RDH]
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
(b) The bar to which the triangular knives of a harvester
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: someone who cuts or carves stone [syn: stonecutter,
2: someone who carves the meat [syn: cutter, carver]
3: someone whose work is cutting (as e.g. cutting cloth for
4: a boat for communication between ship and shore [syn:
tender, ship's boat, pinnace, cutter]
5: a sailing vessel with a single mast set further back than the
mast of a sloop
6: a cutting implement; a tool for cutting [syn: cutter,
cutlery, cutting tool]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
66 Moby Thesaurus words for "cutter":
abridger, abstracter, analyzer, ax, baby tooth, bicuspid, blade,
breaker, bucktooth, canine, centrifuge, cold steel, crown, cuspid,
cutlery, dagger, deciduous tooth, dent, denticle, denticulation,
dentil, dentition, dogtooth, edge tools, epitomist, epitomizer,
eyetooth, fang, finisher, fore tooth, gagtooth, gang tooth,
garmentmaker, garmentworker, gold tooth, grinder, incisor, knife,
milk tooth, molar, naked steel, needleworker, peg, permanent tooth,
pigsticker, pivot tooth, point, premolar, puncturer, scrivello,
separator, sharpener, shortener, sieve, snag, snaggletooth, steel,
stitcher, stripper, sword, toad sticker, tooth, tush, tusk,
whittle, wisdom tooth