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cheese-cutter

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Definition of cheese-cutter in English:

noun

1An implement for cutting cheese, especially by means of a wire which can be pulled through the cheese.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • This wrought iron framed cheese cutter is a super piece of Early American kitchenware and it is in really nice condition.
2 (also cheese-cutter cap) informal A cap with a broad, squared peak.
Example sentences
  • 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.
  • We had these hats called cheese-cutters, or straw boaters.

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