Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which shuts off, closes, stops, or prevents; stoppage of anything; specifically, in hunting and fishing, the close-season for game.
- n. alternative spelling of shutoff.
“The interface technology now available between the microgrid and the macrogrid utilizes power-converter technology that does not permit outside signals to cause a main shut-off.”
“Critics at the Pipeline Safety Trust would also like to see pipeline operators continue to replace manual shut-off valves with automatic and remote shut-offs, especially after the San Bruno incident.”
“At more than $112 a barrel, oil prices are just below their recent highs, thanks to political turmoil in the Middle East and the shut-off of oil exports from Libya.”
“So the bean counters at the oil companies decide it's cheaper to take a chance on ruining the Gulf of Mexico and all the industries dependent upon it like fishing, shrimping and tourism (not to mention the wildlife), than to put in place voluntary safeguards like a remote-controlled emergency shut-off valve, called a blowout preventer.”
“It was Mid-Tern exam time, and her computer access was shut-off.”
“As the City of Aurora's so-called corporation counsel, Weingartz has routinely shut-off people during their public comments if 3 minutes have expired.”
“We urge Mayor Weisner to shut-off the entire ward drug fund and it's time for the wild spending city council members to get help with their addiction or get out.”
“For heaven's sake, shut-off this half breed of sheep and goat!”
“Worse yet, the purchase of one shut-off switch may have helped to prevent the disaster.”
“Norway and Brazil require these last-resort safeguards, and some major oil companies in the Netherlands and France use remote-control shut-off switches even though they are not required.”
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