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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  • Only one word, when used in the time line sense.

    March 4, 2008