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wireline cutter

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
A downhole tool used to cut slickline from a tool string that is stuck or jammed in a wellbore. The wireline cutter is attached to the slickline at surface and dropped down the wellbore. When the cutting tool impacts the tool string, a cutting mechanism cuts the slickline and enables recovery of the line in preparation for further fishing operations.