Definition of cheese-cutter in US English:



  • 1An implement for cutting cheese, especially by means of a wire which can be pulled through the cheese.

    • ‘This wrought iron framed cheese cutter is a super piece of Early American kitchenware and it is in really nice condition.’
    • ‘I have my Grandmothers wire cheese cutter- it must be 40- 50 years old.’
    • ‘When Uncle Adam visited us he noticed that we didn't have a cheese cutter.’
  • 2informal A cap with a broad, square brim.

    • ‘The shirt was snowy white, the cheese-cutter cap (worn back-to-front, naturally) similarly virginal.’
    • ‘None but the truly die-hard fans would have recognised me, slouched here with a black cheese-cutter cap pulled low over my face, sunglasses obscuring my eyes.’
    • ‘The man behind the lead is tall and lean with ice-blue eyes, often peering out below a cheese-cutter hat.’
    • ‘We had these hats called cheese-cutters, or straw boaters.’