cutthroat

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj cutthroat ruthless in competition "cutthroat competition","bowelless readiness to take advantage"
    • n cutthroat someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Cutthroat Island is the biggest movie flop in history, losing an estimated $81 million. It’s almost double the loss of the second-biggest money loser, The Adventures of Baron Munchausen ($48.1 million).
    • Cutthroat Murderous; cruel; barbarous.
    • n Cutthroat kŭt"thrōt` One who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin.
    • Cutthroat Ruthless; conducted without restraint; as, cutthroat competition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cutthroat A murderer; an assassin; a ruffian.
    • n cutthroat The mustang grape of Texas, Vitis candicans: so called from its acrid taste. Sportsman's Gazetteer.
    • n cutthroat A dark lantern in which there is generally horn instead of glass, and so constructed that the light may be completely obscured. Jamieson.
    • n cutthroat A piece of ordnance. Jamieson.
    • cutthroat Murderous; cruel; barbarous.
    • cutthroat To cut the throat of.
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Usage

In literature:

You are either robbers, or some of the cutthroats who escaped from Jerusalem.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
The two schooners, Raoul Van Asveld, and his cutthroat following were bottled up.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
The Chittaninny Tavern is in a cutthroat neighborhood.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, September, 1878" by Various
It was not long before the cutthroats were in a debauch that threatened to last as long as the rum.
"The Pirate of Panama" by William MacLeod Raine
How, above all, in this place, in this den of thieves and cutthroats?
"Monte-Cristo's Daughter" by Edmund Flagg
His word was good, even to the worst cutthroat that ever he captured.
"The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough
The nihilists are assassins, murderers, cutthroats.
"Princess Zara" by Ross Beeckman
The mob merely helped to swell the host of thieves, cutthroats and pickpockets with which the region is infested.
"The Johnstown Horror" by James Herbert Walker
Until that moment Simon had assumed Alain had met his death at the hands of some Orvietan cutthroat.
"The Saracen: Land of the Infidel" by Robert Shea
Having seen those cutthroats in action, Simon thought their new state of holiness absurd.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
We couldn't get off without somebody knowin' about it, and I don't want any cutthroat Indians after me.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
Cutthroat had barely time to realise what was happening before it was upon him.
"Mr. Punch Awheel"
The cutthroats had got below to the engines.
"The Web of the Golden Spider" by Frederick Orin Bartlett
All I ask you is this: Is this kind of a cutthroat worth that?
"Nan of Music Mountain" by Frank H. Spearman
For two years these railroad cutthroats have been trying to put something on me; you know that.
"Whispering Smith" by Frank H. Spearman
There were plenty of cutthroats in California during that spring of 1850, and no lack of Mexicans among them.
"When the West Was Young" by Frederick R. Bechdolt
He was not going to risk cutthroats getting together.
"The Gorgeous Girl" by Nalbro Bartley
And what a mob of cutthroats, politicians, and visionaries!
"Ivory Apes and Peacocks" by James Huneker
We're dealing with a cutthroat.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
Rick's quick imagination pictured him on the quarterdeck of a slaver, ruling his cutthroat crew with iron fists.
"The Wailing Octopus" by Harold Leland Goodwin
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In news:

A celebration of Jim's life will be held at Lion's Park on Lebo Blvd, Bremerton WA on Sunday, Sept 16th from 1-4 p.m. Jim spent many days fishing for cutthroat in the Washington Narrows off of Lebo.
G&F proposes cutthroat trout reintroduction for Porcupine Creek.
A proposal to reintroduce the Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout to the Porcupine Creek drainage in the Big Horn National Forest above Porcupine Falls was the topic of a presentation to the Lovell Area Chamber of Commerce Monday.
The cutthroat competition that characterizes the US auto market is starting to trickle into the newest segment of the industry – rechargeable cars.
Addition of Notre Dame a quantum leap for already cutthroat ACC.
The Department of Fish and Game hopes to reestablish a population of the true native Lahontan Cutthroat trout in Lake Tahoe, and 70,000 young fish made a big splashdown about a month ago.
Federal land managers will ban motorcycles on a popular trail system near Colorado Springs to protect the endangered greenback cutthroat trout.
Some may see the Cutthroat Drifters (due Saturday, September 29, at Bender 's Tavern) and dismiss it as yet another blues-inflected rock band, but these four guys play it heavier than that.
It's no secret that respect and respectability don't come easy in the cutthroat world of outlaw doorslammer racing.
The sweet-tooth business is cutthroat, especially at this time of year when Allan expects to sell more than 46 million candy canes in Canada.
Don Duff 's big discoveries — Cuban missiles and extinct cutthroat trout populations.
In the cutthroat field of sports agents, Jordan Woy is a 21st century utility player - lawyer, financial planner, therapist, contract negotiator.
Lydia Maurer, Artistic Director at Paco Rabanne, talks about the challenges of being in the cutthroat fashion industry.
Biologists say the number of cutthroat trout in the Hoback River has surged in the past few years, since a fish stocking program was phased out.
Yellow Stimulator For: Cutthroat trout Why.
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