Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A more direct route than the customary one.
  • noun A means of saving time or effort.

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

  • noun A path between two points that is faster than the commonly used paths.
  • noun A method to accomplish something that omits one or more steps.
  • noun computing A symlink (symbolic file link); especially, one that appears as an icon.
  • noun A keyboard shortcut - a combination of keystrokes that provides easier access to a command or operation

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

  • noun a route shorter than the usual one

Etymologies

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

[From cut, direct route.]

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