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[kuht-ler] /ˈkʌt lər/
a person who makes, sells, or repairs knives and other cutting instruments.
Origin of cutler
1350-1400; Middle English cuteler < Anglo-French, cognate with Middle French coutelier < Late Latin cultellārius, equivalent to Latin cultell(us) knife (see cultellus) + -ārius -ary; see -er2


[kuht-ler] /ˈkʌt lər/
Manasseh, 1742–1823, U.S. Congregational clergyman and scientist: promoted settlement of Ohio; congressman 1801–05. Unabridged
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  • I had to learn a little, if I wanted to work the land, so I borrowed an elementary text from cutler.

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  • Mrs. cutler gave a full and appreciative review of Mrs. Gage's life.

  • They had raised a company of spies, and in this both Stone and cutler held commissions.

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  • Jacob Shophousey, registered as a German cutler, came from Schaffhausen.

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  • "See to it that these runners have a good supper, Mr. Doty," said cutler.

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British Dictionary definitions for cutler


a person who makes or sells cutlery
Word Origin
C14: from French coutelier, ultimately from Latin culter knife; see cutlass
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Word Origin and History for cutler

c.1400, from Old French coutelier (12c., Modern French coutelier) "knife-maker," from Latin cultellarius, from cultellus "knife" (see cutlass).

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