Cutwater

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cutwater (Zoöl) A sea bird of the Atlantic (Rhynchops nigra); -- called also black skimmer scissorsbill, and razorbill. See Skimmer.
    • Cutwater A starling or other structure attached to the pier of a bridge, with an angle or edge directed up stream, in order better to resist the action of water, ice, etc.; the sharpened upper end of the pier itself.
    • Cutwater The fore part of a ship's prow, which cuts the water.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cutwater The fore part of a ship's prow, which cuts the water. Also called false stem.
    • n cutwater The lower portion of the pier of a bridge, formed with an angle or edge directed up the stream, so as more effectually to resist the action of the water, ice, etc.
    • n cutwater The razorbill, or black skimmer, Rhynchops nigra.
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Usage

In literature:

The sun was getting up, and mortal white he looked about the cutwater.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Ezekiel Cutwater, Baptist, calling to the chair.
"Ginx's Baby" by Edward Jenkins
As it was, the softly moving paddles and the sharp cutwater of the canoe made no noise whatever.
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
The Cutwater was a large sloop owned by one of the gentlemen living in Lakeview.
"The Young Oarsmen of Lakeview" by Ralph Bonehill
Only the phosphorescent spray from her sharp cutwater marked her position.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
She circled the deck house six times, then went up to the bow and stared down the cutwater at the phosphorescence.
"The Pagan Madonna" by Harold MacGrath
The sun was getting up, and mortal white he looked about the cutwater.
"Treasure Island" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Then her nose swung right round upon me, with the bubble under her cutwater.
"Hurricane Island" by H. B. Marriott Watson
The cutwater of the onrushing ship loomed up before him tremendously.
"Sir Henry Morgan, Buccaneer" by Cyrus Townsend Brady
But they were the cutwater of the national ship.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
The sun was getting up, and mortal white he looked about the cutwater.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Out of the mist a huge shadowy hull ranges alongside, the wash from her sheering cutwater hissing and spluttering on our broadside.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
The traffic divided before the swaying brougham like waves before a cutwater.
"The Gay Adventure" by Richard Bird
It was an Irish schooner; he could recognize its heavy hull and hollowed cutwater.
"The Bondman" by Hall Caine
Running downwind, the cutwater on the bow was going to be a real problem.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
Not a ripple stirred on the glassy surface, broken only by the sharp cutwater of our tiny craft.
"Child Life in Prose" by Various
The noose settled over the cutwater of the skiff; and closing around the stem, enabled him to tow the tiny craft to the side on which he stood.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
The "lap, lap" of the small waves upon the cutwater was soothing and in harmony with the hour.
"House of Torment" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
Chance led his glance to trail down the cutwater.
"The Million Dollar Mystery" by Harold MacGrath
B is a cutwater giving a fine entrance to the plane surfaces of the board.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1" by Various
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In news:

Cutwater Marine Announces Pocket Yacht Company.
Cutwater Marine Sales recently announced the formation of Pocket Yacht Company – A full service marine dealer located in the Annapolis, MD area serving the entire Mid Atlantic Region.
Cutwater Boats has announced its first National Cutwater Demo Days.
Cutwater Marine Announces Pocket Yacht Company.
Cutwater Marine Sales recently announced the formation of Pocket Yacht Company – A full service marine dealer located in the Annapolis, MD area serving the entire Mid Atlantic Region.
Cutwater Select Income Fund (CSI) Goes Ex-Dividend Soon.
Cutwater An agency that slices through the media clutter By Noreen O'Leary.
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