Cutter bar
Cutter Cut"ter (k[u^]t"t[~e]r), n. 1. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments. [1913 Webster]

2. That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower which severs the stalk, or as a paper cutter. [1913 Webster]

3. A fore tooth; an incisor. --Ray. [1913 Webster]

4. (Naut.) (a) A boat used by ships of war. (b) A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a {sloop}. A cutter is narrower and deeper than a {sloop} of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead. (c) In the United States, a sailing vessel with one mast and a bowsprit, setting one or two headsails. In Great Britain and Europe, a cutter sets two headsails, with or without a bowsprit. (d) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called {revenue cutter}. [1913 Webster +RH]

5. A small, light one-horse sleigh. [1913 Webster]

6. An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid. [1913 Webster]

7. A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

8. A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut. [1913 Webster]

{Cutter bar}. (Mach.) (a) A bar which carries a cutter or cutting tool, as in a boring machine. (b) The bar to which the triangular knives of a harvester are attached.

{Cutter head} (Mach.), a rotating head, which itself forms a cutter, or a rotating stock to which cutters may be attached, as in a planing or matching machine. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • cutter bar — noun Etymology: cutter (I) 1. : a bar on a chucking lathe that fits a tool holder at one end and supports a cutting tool at the other 2. : a bar with pointed guards along which the knife runs in a mowing machine or along which a sickle blade runs …   Useful english dictionary

  • cutter bar — 1. Also called sickle bar. (in a mower, binder, or combine) a bar with triangular guards along which a knife or blade runs. 2. a bar holding the cutting tool in a boring machine or lathe. [1865 70] * * * …   Universalium

  • Cutter — Cut ter (k[u^]t t[ e]r), n. 1. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments. [1913 Webster] 2. That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cutter head — Cutter Cut ter (k[u^]t t[ e]r), n. 1. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments. [1913 Webster] 2. That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cutter v. Wilkinson — Supreme Court of the United States Argued March 21, 2005 Decided May 31, 2005 …   Wikipedia

  • cutter — /ˈkʌtə / (say kutuh) noun 1. someone or something that cuts. 2. a. an instrument, machine, tool, etc., which cuts. b. the part of certain cutting machines such as shavers, wool shearers handpieces, etc., the blade or blades of which move… …   Australian English dictionary

  • revenue cutter — Cutter Cut ter (k[u^]t t[ e]r), n. 1. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments. [1913 Webster] 2. That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boring bar — noun : a cylindrical cutter bar to which a boring tool or cutter is securely attached * * * Metalworking. a bar holding a tool for boring a cylinder or the like. [1835 45] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sickle bar — noun 1. : cutter bar 2. : the complete cutting mechanism of any grain harvester consisting of the sickle, the guards and ledger plates, and the bar to which they are attached …   Useful english dictionary

  • sickle bar. — See cutter bar (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

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