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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Rev·e·nue n.
 1. That which returns, or comes back, from an investment; the annual rents, profits, interest, or issues of any species of property, real or personal; income.
    Do not anticipate your revenues and live upon air till you know what you are worth.   --Gray.
 2. Hence, return; reward; as, a revenue of praise.
 3. The annual yield of taxes, excise, customs, duties, rents, etc., which a nation, state, or municipality collects and receives into the treasury for public use.
 Revenue cutter, an armed government vessel employed to enforce revenue laws, prevent smuggling, etc.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cut·ter n.
 1. One who cuts; as, a stone cutter; a die cutter; esp., one who cuts out garments.
 2. That which cuts; a machine or part of a machine, or a tool or instrument used for cutting, as that part of a mower which severs the stalk, or as a paper cutter.
 3. A fore tooth; an incisor.
 4. Naut. (a) A boat used by ships of war. (b) A fast sailing vessel with one mast, rigged in most essentials like a sloop.  A cutter is narrower and deeper than a sloop of the same length, and depends for stability on a deep keel, often heavily weighted with lead. (c) In the United States, a sailing vessel with one mast and a bowsprit, setting one or two headsails.  In Great Britain and Europe, a cutter sets two headsails, with or without a bowsprit. (d) A small armed vessel, usually a steamer, in the revenue marine service; -- also called revenue cutter.
 5. A small, light one-horse sleigh.
 6. An officer in the exchequer who notes by cutting on the tallies the sums paid.
 7. A ruffian; a bravo; a destroyer. [Obs.]
 8. A kind of soft yellow brick, used for facework; -- so called from the facility with which it can be cut.
 Cutter bar. Mach. (a) A bar which carries a cutter or cutting tool, as in a boring machine. (b) The bar to which the triangular knives of a harvester are attached.
 Cutter head Mach., a rotating head, which itself forms a cutter, or a rotating stock to which cutters may be attached, as in a planing or matching machine.