from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A device that disconnects an electric circuit
  • n. A switch used in telegraphy to change the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.
  • n. A space or hole produced when something is removed by cutting; the piece so cut out
  • n. a railway cutting
  • n. the separation of a group of cattle from a herd; the place where they are collected
  • n. A trusted middleman, especially in espionage

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.
  • n. A device for breaking or separating a portion of circuit.
  • n. Something cut out from another object, especially a piece of thick paper or cardboard with a picture on it (as of a person or other object), embedded in a larger sheet of paper and having perforations around the edges of the figure to allow easy removal from the larger sheet.
  • n. A valve in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine which, when activated, permits the exhaust gases to bypass the muffler.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of switch employed to connect the electric wires passing through a telegraph-instrument, an electric light, etc., and cut out the instrument or the light from the circuit.
  • n. A clutch; a device for mechanically connecting or disconnecting two pieces.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. strike or cancel by or as if by rubbing or crossing out
  • v. cut off and stop
  • adj. having been cut out
  • v. intercept (a player)
  • v. delete or remove
  • v. cease operating
  • v. form and create by cutting out
  • n. a photograph from which the background has been cut away
  • n. a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out
  • n. a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload


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