from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A designated limit or point of termination.
- n. A shortcut or bypass.
- n. A new channel cut by a river across the neck of an oxbow.
- n. The act or an instance of cutting off: a cutoff of funds; an electricity cutoff.
- n. Baseball The interception by an infielder of a throw to home plate from the outfield.
- n. A device that cuts off a flow of fluid.
- n. Music A conductor's signal indicating a stop or break in playing or singing.
- n. Pants, such as blue jeans, made into shorts by cutting off part of the legs.
- adj. Designating a limit or point of termination: a cutoff date for applications.
- adj. Baseball Serving to intercept or relay a throw to home plate from the outfield: the cutoff man.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The point at which something terminates or to which it is limited.
- n. A road, path of channel that provides a shorter or quicker path; a shortcut.
- n. A device that stops the flow of a current.
- n. A cessation in a flow or activity.
- n. The player who acts directly before the player on the button preflop in Texas hold 'em.
- n. shorts made by cutting off the legs from trousers
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Once one reaches the cutoff from the Villahermosa highway to Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas in Southeastern Mexico, one is still about 1,000 kilometers from Cancun to the north and east.
The cutoff for runoffs should be more like 45% or 42% - 40% for runoffs for sure - but a hard 50+1 cutoff is pretty dumb IMO.
The threat of a funding cutoff is an old one among conservatives, who have long characterized NPR as a bastion of liberal bias.
A cutoff is good (actually happened in my first chase, although the PC just spent an Infamy Point to make it happen instead of it being part of the chase rules).
The CRA allows charitable organizations to spend some time on “political activities,” but the cutoff is 10%.
You must know then, that you take the Puerto Vallarta cutoff from the cuota some tens of miles before you reach Tepic.
The first gram cutoff is the test gram you sent last night.
One wonders whether this cutoff is not being publicized much for some reason.
The 1969 cutoff is given to avoid including Springsteen with the likes of "I Want My Baby Back" (wherein the obsessed survivor sings the last chorus from inside his dead lover's coffin, having dug her up and climbed in ... since I haven't heard it for years, I'm not sure that this was meant to involve teens, though it's definitely a full-strength parody of morbid pop lachrymosity).
Anything newer isn't quite old enough to be considered a classic -- the official cutoff is 25 years.