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. In the telegraph it is generally a lever pivoted between the wires attached to the instrument, and connecting the wires when it is turned in the proper direction.
- n. A clutch; a device for mechanically connecting or disconnecting two pieces.
- 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. US a railway cutting
- n. US the separation of a group of cattle from a herd; the place where they are collected
- n. A trusted middleman, especially in espionage
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Telegraphy) A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.
- n. (Elec.) 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.
- 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
“There are no defined muscles on his arms or legs, and the cut-out sides of his singlet let us see his ribs.”
“His tabletop steel cut-out sculpture of a shepherd, "Man with Sheep," sold for $7.1 million, over its $6 million high estimate, and his late-era "Woman Sitting with a Hat," sold for $4.3 million, over its $4 million estimate.”
“The film is shot in such luridly saturated color that it looks like a stained glass window come to life; Argento has said of the film's production that he was "trying to reproduce the color of Walt Disney's Snow White; it has been said from the beginning that Technicolor lacked subdued shades, was without nuances -- like cut-out cartoons.”
“Perhaps I should start a doll-dressing file with cut-out clothes! on 07 Aug 2009 at 7: 22 am Therese Walsh”
“Participants even wore creepy Phil Collins cut-out masks as they sang old Genesis songs.”
“My favorite fan is the one holding the cardboard "D" and a matching picket fence cut-out.”
“What does not emerge from that figure is the six preceding months of slow, painstaking research, resulting in several tables spread with personal notes, tear sheets from magazines, cut-out newspaper articles, maps, photos and reference books.”
“Sergio Rossi, on the other hand, has managed to create a dazzlingly dangerous-looking pair of nude platforms £435, with a towering heel but also with a front cut-out that has a Mr. Tumnus cloven effect on one's feet.”
“What a ridiculous joke ... if you are smart and conservative and Republican or Independent (possibly even Democrat) – surely you would vote for Crist over this 'Romney Rubio' cardboard cut-out! pam”
“Look for them in navy, gray or beige, with some interesting geegaws—maybe cut-out toes and high heels or a wedge.”
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