cutwater

EnglishEdit

A cutwater bracket on the bow of a Minorcan canoe.
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EtymologyEdit

cut +‎ water

NounEdit

cutwater ‎(plural cutwaters)

  1. (nautical) The forward curve of the stem of a ship
  2. The wedge of a bridge pier, that resists the flow of water and ice.
  3. A black skimmer; a sea bird of the species Rynchops niger, that flies low over the sea, "cutting" the water surface with its lower mandible to catch small fish.

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