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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CUTTER

But the cutter slipped by and left him knee-deep, looking ruefully after them.

The hovel of a cutter of wood into lengths for burning, was the only house at that end; all else was wall.

It is intended for two; won't you step out of the sleigh into the cutter?

They're going to send a cutter for me to come and take Parker's place.

The cutter imitated this manoeuvre, and the boat of the wreck went last.

She is a cutter, and a good sea-boat, and sails well before the wind.

Then cut out the center of these with a cutter about an inch across.

There is the cutter rig, yawl rig, sloop rig, and the ketch rig.

Mark the middle of these rounds with a cutter about three sizes smaller.

The noise of the cutter came intermittently, like the breaking of waves.

WORD ORIGIN

late 12c., "one who cuts" in any sense, agent noun from cut (v.). As a type of small, single-masted vessel, from 1762, earlier "boat belonging to a ship of war" (1745), perhaps so called from the notion of "cutting" through the water.

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