late 12c., "one who cuts" in any sense, agent noun from cut (v.). As a type of small, single-masted vessel, from 1762, earlier "boat belonging to a ship of war" (1745), perhaps so called from the notion of "cutting" through the water.
1. Mr Robinson has developed the reputation of a ruthless cost-cutter.
2. What had Cutter done to make him stick out from the crowd?
3. Handmade goods appeal to those who are tired of cookie-cutter products.
4. A wood cutter piloted our fighters over the mountains.
5. The coastguard cutter cruised along the coast looking for smugglers.