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Cutter vs Cutler - What's the difference?

cutter | cutler |

As a noun cutter

is a person or device that cuts (in various senses).

As a proper noun cutler is

for a person who made knives.




(en noun)
  • A person or device that cuts (in various senses).
  • a stone cutter'''; a die '''cutter
  • * 1988 , Jorge Amado, Home is the Sailor (page 55)
  • Chico Pacheco kept repeating the phrase between clenched teeth, lamenting the wasted days of his youth; he had been a notorious cutter of classes.
  • (nautical) 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.
  • A foretooth; an incisor.
  • (Ray)
  • A heavy-duty motor boat for official use.
  • a coastguard cutter .
  • (nautical) A ship's boat, used for transport ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore.
  • (cricket) A ball that moves sideways in the air, or off the pitch, because it has been cut.
  • (baseball) A cut fastball.
  • (slang) A ten-pence piece. So named because it is the coin most often sharpened by prison inmates to use as a weapon.
  • (slang) A person who practices self-injury.
  • (obsolete) An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
  • (obsolete) A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer.
  • (obsolete) A kind of soft yellow brick, easily cut, and used for facework.
  • A light sleigh drawn by one horse.
  • * 2007 , Carrie A. Meyer, Days on the Family Farm , U of Minnesota Press, page 55 [http://books.google.com/books?id=IaJGWqZk7fYC&pg=RA1-PA55&dq=cutter+snow+horse]:
  • Throughout much of the winter, the sled or the cutter' was the vehicle of choice. Emily and Joseph had a ' cutter , for traveling in style in snow.

    Derived terms

    * glass cutter * wire cutters




    (en noun)
  • One whose business is making or dealing in cutlery.