One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A tool which scores a line on a piece of glass, allowing the glass to be snapped along the line.
- ‘But also collectable is another style of cast iron combination tool which excludes a glass cutter but incorporates devices for sharpening scissors and knives, and for opening cans.’
- ‘He referred to evidence that looters had sophisticated glass cutters and keys to certain display cases and vaults; in some instances they bypassed replicas to steal only the finest works.’
- ‘First, score the tile down the center with a glass cutter, then place the scored mark over a nail and press down to break the tile.’
- ‘For insurance reasons, do-it-yourselfers can't use the chopper, power tools, mat cutter or the glass cutter.’
- ‘If you have a piece of glass available, use a glass cutter and a straightedge to size a replacement pane that is 1/8 inch smaller in length and width than the opening it must fit.’
- 1.1 A person who cuts glass.
- ‘In 1738 he employed two silverers, a beveler, a journeyman glass cutter, a sculptor, three cabinetmakers, a journeyman cabinetmaker, and a shop clerk.’
glass cutter/ˈɡlas ˌkədər/
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