American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A man's formal daytime coat, with front edges sloping diagonally from the waist and forming tails at the back.
- n. A brief shot that interrupts the main action of a film, often to depict related matter or supposedly concurrent action.
- n. A model or diagram of an object with part of the outer layer removed so as to reveal the interior.
- n. Sports An inward dive.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Cut back from the waist: as, a cutaway coat.
- n. A single-breasted coat with the skirt cut back from the waist in a long slope or curve. See coat.
- adj. Having selectively removed surface elements of a three-dimensional model that make internal features visible, but without sacrificing the outer context entirely.
- n. television A cut to a shot of person listening to a speaker so that the audience can see the listener's reaction.
- n. A coat with a tapered frontline.
- n. A diagram or model having outer layers removed so as to show the interior
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a part cut off or away; having the corners rounded or cut away.
- v. remove by cutting off or away
- v. move quickly to another scene or focus when filming
- n. a man's coat cut diagonally from the waist to the back of the knees
- n. a representation (drawing or model) of something in which the outside is omitted to reveal the inner parts
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“Granted, the tastelessness can get a bit too mean-spirited, and Guy's fondness for scattershot jokes can be wearing; whenever anyone makes a comparison, you know some extraneous cutaway is coming.”
“Over or under three: Number of exotic island creatures we’ll see in cutaway shots.”
“Over or under three: Number of exotic island creatures we’ll see in cutaway shots. (1 point) 12.”
“And then this qu -- this whole business of -- of the -- of the so-called cutaway shots, the reaction shots.”
“So it might be although a little trawling on Google would have put them right, but that did not stop the newspaper – on the basis of its wholly inadequate research - printing a "cutaway" from its own leader, headed: "Bungling Browne betrays soldiers".”
“The clip of Venus in the booth, which was the only "cutaway" clip taped especially for this episode this is a clip show is cut and replaced with a clip from the pilot.”
“It also has some great "cutaway" gags where Skelton is accidentally broadcasting over people's radios, and we keep cutting to different people's reactions to what he's saying.”
“At issue are rules that bar the networks from airing "cutaway" shots of either Republican President Bush or Democratic challenger John Kerry while they are waiting their turn to speak during the debates.”
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