1. One that cuts, especially in tailoring.
2. A device or machine that cuts.
a. A single-masted, fore-and-aft-rigged sailing vessel with two or more headsails and a mast set somewhat farther aft than that of a sloop.
b. A ship's boat, powered by a motor or oars and used for transporting stores or passengers.
c. A patrol boat, especially a US Coast Guard ship that is at least 65 feet long and has accommodations for the crew.
4. A small sleigh, usually seating one person and drawn by a single horse.
5. Baseball See cut fastball.
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gaff-rigged cutter Tuiga
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