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1. (Cookery) a board with a wire attached for cutting cheese
2. (Nautical Terms) nautical a keel that may be drawn up into the boat when not in use
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Cheese was usually delivered to the grocery store or meat market as a round block a little over a foot in diameter and several inches thick. The cheese was then sold to the customers as small wedges cut from the big block by a cheese cutter. The cutter consisted of a turntable upon which the cheese block was placed, where a heavy blade pivoted so that, when pressed down, it made a cut from the center of the cheese block to the edge and thus cut off a wedge-shaped piece of the cheese. The wedge size was determined by how much the turntable was rotated between cuts. There were usually marks on the turntable to facilitate judging how many ounces a cut-off piece would weigh.
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|Noun||1.||cheese cutter - a kitchen utensil (board or handle) with a wire for cutting cheese|
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
kitchen utensil - a utensil used in preparing food