from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A deep-draught comparatively narrow-beamed vessel rigged as a cutter.


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  • Francisco, and at three ports in South America for news (_a_) of a new war-ship lately completed at Spezia for the Brazilian republic; (_b_) of a man known as Captain Black, who left the port of Cherbourg in the cutter-yacht _La France_ on the morning of October 30th.

    The Iron Pirate A Plain Tale of Strange Happenings on the Sea

  • John hired a small cutter-yacht, the _Palestine_, which he kept in our little harbour of Encombe, and in which he and I made many excursions, visiting Weymouth, Lyme Regis, and other places of interest on the south coast.

    The Lost Stradivarius

  • John had again hired the cutter-yacht _Palestine_, and the whole party made several expeditions in her.

    The Lost Stradivarius

  • Standing in for her, I found that she was the cutter-yacht _Akbar_ [Footnote: _Akbar_ was not her registered name, which need not be told], which had sailed from Watson's Bay about three days ahead of the _Spray_, and that she had run at once into trouble.

    Sailing Alone Around the World

  • In short, although similar in general outline, a cutter-yacht bears the same relation to a trading-sloop that a racer does to a cart-horse.

    Man on the Ocean A Book about Boats and Ships

  • The latter officer had, it appears, in the afternoon gone on board a cutter-yacht, belonging to a gentleman at Callao.

    Our Sailors Gallant Deeds of the British Navy during Victoria's Reign


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