revenue cutter
noun Date: 1790 an armed government vessel employed especially to enforce revenue laws

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  • 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

  • Revenue cutter — Revenue Rev e*nue, n. [F. revenu, OF. revenue, fr. revenir to return, L. revenire; pref. re re + venire to come. See {Come}.] 1. That which returns, or comes back, from an investment; the annual rents, profits, interest, or issues of any species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • revenue cutter — noun : an armed government vessel employed especially to enforce revenue laws and prevent smuggling * * * cutter (def. 4). [1780 90] * * * revenue cutter noun (historical) An armed vessel employed in preventing smuggling • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • revenue cutter — cutter (def. 4). [1780 90] * * * …   Universalium

  • revenue cutter — /rɛvənju ˈkʌtə/ (say revuhnyooh kutuh) noun British → cutter (def. 6) …   Australian English dictionary

  • United States Revenue Cutter Service — The United States Revenue Cutter Service was established by Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton in 1790 as an armed maritime law enforcement service. Throughout its entire existence the Revenue Cutter Service operated under the authority …   Wikipedia

  • 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 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… …   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 — [kut′ər] n. 1. a device, tool, or machine for cutting 2. a person who cuts or whose work is cutting; specif., a person whose work is cutting to patterns the sections that form a garment 3. a) a boat carried, esp. formerly, aboard large ships to… …   English World dictionary

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