Cutthroat Definition

kŭtthrōt
cutthroats
noun
cutthroats
A violent criminal, esp. one who murders.
Webster's New World
An unprincipled, ruthless person.
American Heritage
A cutthroat trout.
American Heritage
A three-player pocket billiards game where the object is to be the last player with at least one ball still on the table.
Wiktionary
adjective
Murderous.
Webster's New World
Merciless; ruthless.
Webster's New World
Being a form of a game in which each of three or more players acts and scores individually.
Cutthroat handball; cutthroat bridge.
American Heritage
Played by persons competing as individuals rather than with partners, as some forms of bridge or pinochle.
Webster's New World

Involving the cutting of throats.

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Noun

Singular:
cutthroat
Plural:
cutthroats

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