Cutter may refer to several types of nautical vessels: In frequent modern usage, a cutter is a small- or medium-sized vessel whose occupants exercise official authority. Examples are harbor pilots' cutters and cutters of the U.S. Coast Guard or UK Border Agency, As traditionally used in the context of sailing vessels, a cutter is a small single-masted boat, fore-and-aft rigged, with two or more headsails and often a bowsprit. The cutter's mast may be set farther back than on a sloop, Cutter also sometimes refers to a small boat serving a larger boat, to ferry passengers or light stores between larger boats and the shore. This type of cutter may be powered by oars, ...

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  1. A person or device that cuts.
    a stone cutter; a die cutter
  2. 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.
  3. A foretooth; an incisor.
  4. A heavy-duty motor boat for official use.
    a coastguard cutter.
  5. A ship's boat, used for transport ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore.
  6. A ball that moves sideways in the air, or off the pitch, because it has been cut.
  7. A cut fastball.
  8. A ten-pence piece. So named because it is the coin most often sharpened by prison inmates to use as a weapon.
  9. A person who practices self-injury.
  10. An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
  11. A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
  12. A kind of soft yellow brick, easily cut, and used for facework.
  13. A light sleigh drawn by one horse.

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