from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A murderer, especially one who cuts throats.
- n. An unprincipled, ruthless person.
- n. A cutthroat trout.
- adj. Cruel; murderous.
- adj. Relentless or merciless in competition: a cutthroat business.
- adj. Sports & Games Being a form of a game in which each of three or more players acts and scores individually: cutthroat handball; cutthroat bridge.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A murderer who slits the throats of his victims.
- n. An unscrupulous, ruthless or unethical person.
- adj. Involving the cutting of throats
- adj. Of or relating to a card game where everyone plays for him or herself rather than playing with a partner.
- adj. Ruthlessly competitive, dog-eat-dog
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who cuts throats; a murderer; an assassin.
- adj. Murderous; cruel; barbarous.
- adj. Ruthless; conducted without restraint.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A murderer; an assassin; a ruffian.
- n. The mustang grape of Texas, Vitis candicans: so called from its acrid taste. Sportsman's Gazetteer.
- n. A dark lantern in which there is generally horn instead of glass, and so constructed that the light may be completely obscured. Jamieson.
- n. A piece of ordnance. Jamieson.
- Murderous; cruel; barbarous.
- To cut the throat of.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. ruthless in competition
- n. someone who murders by cutting the victim's throat
The cutthroat trout of Rosebud Creek, Montana, the type locality for the name cutthroat trout, have been totally replaced by brook, brown, and rainbow trout.
If I'm not mistaken the cutthroat is the only true trout to America.
More miles of free flowing rivers than any other state, the mountain cutthroat streams of other western states, along with Sea Run Steelhead and Salmon.
The number of people who will swear by Microsoft, even though it has consistently put out inferior products for two decades while indulging in cutthroat business practices as a matter of principle.
It is in cutthroat markets for laptops, digital cameras, G.P.S. units and plenty of other products.
Fact is, infrastructure requires investment, and we are in cutthroat competition for this economic activity with every other west coast port.
The common name cutthroat trout, which applies to the species as a whole, was first used for a population of Yellowstone cutthroat trout.
Thus the type locality for the original description of the common name cutthroat trout is Rosebud Creek.
Characteristics that could be classified as cutthroat were considered childish, aggressive, and contrary to the traits that might create peace.
Another corrido is about Joaquin Murrieta, native of Sonora who live in the Gold Rush era in California and became known as a cutthroat bandido.