Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A cuttlefish.
  • noun Cuttlebone.
  • noun A knife, especially one used by cutpurses or pickpockets.
  • noun Same as cutter, 1 .
  • 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.
  • noun A fold or plait of cloth, formed when the piece is done up in layers.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A knife.
  • noun (Zoöl.) 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.
  • noun A foul-mouthed fellow.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The cuttlefish.
  • noun obsolete A knife.
  • noun obsolete A foul-mouthed fellow.

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

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

Etymologies

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Old English cudele, of uncertain origin.

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Old French cultel, coltel, coutel, from Latin cultellus. See cutlass.

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