Pronunciation: (kut'ur), [key]
1. a person who cuts, esp. as a job, as one who cuts fabric for garments.
2. a machine, tool, or other device for cutting.
a. a single-masted sailing vessel, very similar to a sloop but having its mast set somewhat farther astern, about two-fifths of the way aft measured on the water line.
b. a ship's boat having double-banked oars and one or two lugsails.
4. Also called revenue cutter. a lightly armed government vessel used to prevent smuggling and enforce the customs regulations.
5. a person employed as a film editor.
6. a small, light sleigh, usually single-seated and pulled by one horse.
7. Also called rubber. a brick suitable for cutting and rubbing.
8. (in U.S. government grading of beef)
a. a low-quality grade of beef between utility and canner.
b. beef of this grade, mostly used in processed beef products, as sausage.
(in U.S. government grading of beef) graded between utility and canner.
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