from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The cuttlefish.
  • n. A knife.
  • n. A foul-mouthed fellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A knife.
  • n. A cephalopod of the genus Sepia, having an internal shell, large eyes, and ten arms furnished with denticulated suckers, by means of which it secures its prey. The name is sometimes applied to dibranchiate cephalopods generally.
  • n. A foul-mouthed fellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To talk; chat.
  • To fold (cloth) in plaits, with the exception of a length at one end, which is wrapped around the plaited part for convenience in unfolding and showing it.
  • n. A cuttlefish.
  • n. Cuttlebone.
  • n. A knife, especially one used by cutpurses or pickpockets.
  • n. Same as cutter, 1 .
  • n. A fold or plait of cloth, formed when the piece is done up in layers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ten-armed oval-bodied cephalopod with narrow fins as long as the body and a large calcareous internal shell


Old English cudele, of uncertain origin. (Wiktionary)
Old French cultel, coltel, coutel, from Latin cultellus. See cutlass. (Wiktionary)



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