Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Something cut out or intended to be cut out from something else.
  • n. Electricity A device that interrupts, bypasses, or disconnects a circuit or circuit element.
  • n. A recording that is no longer current and whose remaining stock is sold at a discounted price.
  • n. Slang A mutually trusted intermediary who handles communications between espionage agents.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Something that has been cut out from something else
  • n. Any of several devices that halt the flow of a current, especially an electric current
  • n. An intermediary who communicates between members of a clandestine organization
  • n. A free-standing, rigid print (usu. life-sized), often used for promotional purposes
  • n. Clip art

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Examples

  • They found that when the cutout is around male mice stop licking their wound from a painful injection.

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  • Two veggie dumplings, some grilled asparagus with soy sauce (decorated with the heart cutout from the omelette), carrot sticks, a cherry tomato, a sprig of red currants and two candies in the small compartment.

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  • (A cardboard cutout is shown depicting the two men sitting together at a diner.)

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  • As Grey explains, the point of having these civilian fronts is "to have a 'cutout' -- a trail that would lead an investigator to a brass plate by a lawyer's office entrance, but no farther."

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  • BBI ran undercover operations through a "cutout" - that is, a go-between - in Pennsylvania, and first ran surveillance, then infiltrated, Greenpeace affiliates at Lake Charles, Louisiana, where Condea Vista, a chemical firm now owned by Sasol, had caused a giant chemical spill.

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  • Heidi montag cutout dress, herve leger black dresses, herve leger cutout dress

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  • That is not a cardboard cutout, that is a three - dimensional hologram, a look at how the Senate is shaping up right now. 56 seats for the Democrats, 40 seats for the Republicans.

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  • Buckets of colored sawdust were scattered along the form, allowing them to choose a particular color for a certain cutout.

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  • So, my wife and two grandsons and I hit the floor in a little kind of cutout in the hallway there, along with another young family.

    CNN Transcript Jun 10, 2009

  • And so started an eight month odyssey where Indira learned from P-Tech employees and FBI agents that P-Tech was a "cutout", "a front" - a regular CIA front "-" 10 Indira also learned that P-Tech's main financing came from Yassin Al-Kadi, a Saudi businessman, according to Jeff Goins, Vice President of Sales for P-Tech.

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