Definition of cutler in English:

cutler

noun

  • A person who makes or sells cutlery.

    • ‘Mirror makers, picture framers, artists, cutlers, wig-makers, glass sellers, haberdashers and tailors all jostled for business alongside numerous coffee houses and taverns.’
    • ‘Traditionally they were performed by tradesmen such as plasterers, capmakers, cutlers and scriveners.’
    • ‘The retired cutler became one of Britain's oldest qualified coaches after coming through the McDonald's FA coaching programme.’
    • ‘Taverns and shops stood shoulder-to-shoulder with carpet stalls, cutlers, and street-side grills that gave off delicious smells, but that, too, faded as Brandark turned down a wide avenue.’
    • ‘The Cutlers' Company was granted a charter under the master cutler in 1624.’
    • ‘He was followed by saddler Daniel Lenehan and then cutler John Marsh.’
    • ‘Two suggestions for the guild are the cutlers (who would use ivory for handles) and locksmiths (for whom both elephants and castles would symbolise security).’
    • ‘The ‘open’ nature of industrial society in Sheffield, and the reluctance on the part of cutlers and grinders to engage in corporate forms of production, showed a remarkable persistence.’
    • ‘At that time his occupation may have focused more on a craft - perhaps that of cutler - than on commerce.’
    • ‘The opposite end of the knife world is the renowned custom cutler who labors over incredibly beautiful blades of his own design.’
    • ‘She trudged past the cutler's and after another few yards was all but blown against the door of the Scurlocks' home.’
    • ‘The name of the last cutler has been previously identified on blades from the Fort St. Joseph Museum.’
    • ‘Considering the political instability of the seventeenth century in Britain, the illustrations show that British craftsmen were producing remarkable examples of the cutler's art.’
    • ‘The cutlers of Solingen destroyed foundries that made cheap, cast-iron implements, the Rhine bargemen attacked the steamships that were stealing their trade, and Rhineland peasants surged into the forests to cut wood.’
    • ‘In New York, Lucas & Shepard, white smiths and cutlers from Birmingham and Sheffield, made ‘steel pads with sets of bits.’’
    • ‘Names like Lucy intrigued me, but could I really take the name of the one saint that all cutlers pray to?’
    • ‘A most unusual feature of this particular volume is a compilation of the marks of the cutlers, and other edge tool makers, compiled by the Cutlers' Company beginning in 1554.’
    • ‘Manchester United came out of the Yorkshire and Lancashire railways, Sheffield United out of the Sheffield cutlers and Arsenal out of the Woolwich Arsenal.’
    • ‘About 30 were made to the Major's personal design by a cutler in Shortland Street.’
    • ‘Because their wares were sold to ship captains for use as currency to buy slaves, the Sheffield cutlers wrote, they might be expected to favor the slave trade.’

Origin

Middle English: from Old French coutelier, from coutel ‘knife’, from Latin cultellus, diminutive of culter ‘knife, plowshare’. Compare with coulter.

Pronunciation

cutler

/ˈkətlər//ˈkətlər/