Sloop vs Cutter - What's the difference?

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In context|nautical|lang=en terms the difference between sloop and cutter

is that sloop is (nautical) a single-masted sailboat with only one headsail while cutter is (nautical) a ship's boat, used for transport ship-to-ship or ship-to-shore.

As nouns the difference between sloop and cutter

is that sloop is (nautical) a single-masted sailboat with only one headsail while cutter is a person or device that cuts.

sloop

English

(wikipedia sloop)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (label) A single-masted sailboat with only one headsail.
  • * 1789 , (Olaudah Equiano) (Gustavus Vassa), (The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano) ,
  • I stayed in this island for a few days; I believe it could not be above a fortnight; when I and some few more slaves, that were not saleable amongst the rest, from very much fretting, were shipped off in a sloop for North America.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=10 , passage=Mr. Cooke had had a sloop ?yacht built at Far Harbor, the completion of which had been delayed, and which was but just delivered.}}
  • (label) A sailing warship, smaller than a frigate, with its guns all on one deck.
  • A sloop of war, smaller than a frigate, larger than a corvette.
  • Anagrams

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    cutter

    English

    Noun

    (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