Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A clutch; a device for mechanically connecting or disconnecting two pieces.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Telegraphy) A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.
  • noun (Elec.) A device for breaking or separating a portion of circuit.
  • noun 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.
  • noun A valve in the exhaust system of an internal combustion engine which, when activated, permits the exhaust gases to bypass the muffler.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

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Examples

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  • My favorite fan is the one holding the cardboard "D" and a matching picket fence cut-out.

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  • 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."

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  • Participants even wore creepy Phil Collins cut-out masks as they sang old Genesis songs.

    WATCH: At The 'Phil Collins Day' Parade

  • 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."

    Stefan Beck: Heart & Soul: Dario Argento's Suspiria

  • 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."

    Stefan Beck: Heart & Soul: Dario Argento's Suspiria

  • 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.

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  • There are no defined muscles on his arms or legs, and the cut-out sides of his singlet let us see his ribs.

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  • 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."

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  • Perhaps I should start a doll-dressing file with cut-out clothes! on 07 Aug 2009 at 7: 22 am Therese Walsh

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