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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