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cutaway

[kuht-uh-wey] /ˈkʌt əˌweɪ/
noun
1.
Also called cutaway coat. a man's formal daytime coat having the front portion of the skirt cut away from the waist so as to curve or slope to the tails at the back.
2.
Movies, Television.
  1. a switch from one scene to another for showing simultaneous or related action, creating suspense, etc.
  2. Also called cutaway shot. a shot that abruptly introduces content, scenery, etc., away from the central action.
3.
an illustration or scale model having the outer section removed to display the interior.
adjective
4.
having a part cut away, as an outer section of something being illustrated so that the inside may be shown.
Origin of cutaway
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; adj., noun use of verb phrase cut away
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Examples from the Web for cut-away coat
Historical Examples
  • His dress—he wore a black morning cut-away coat—was faultless.

    The Ivory Child H. Rider Haggard
  • I assure you, I can be just as solemn in a pareo and a wreath of roses, as in a high hat and a cut-away coat.

    The Trembling of a Leaf William Somerset Maugham
  • He was still wearing the cut-away coat with the line of mud up the back.

  • There was blood on both sleeves of the cut-away coat, blood on the vest and blood on the trousers.

    The Crime of the Century

    Henry M. Hunt
  • There is material for observation, research, and deduction, even in a bowler hat and a cut-away coat.

    The Heritage of Dress Wilfred Mark Webb
  • He had a stand-up collar and a cut-away coat with gilt buttons and a Scotch cap.

    Animal Ghosts Elliott O'Donnell
British Dictionary definitions for cut-away coat

cutaway

/ˈkʌtəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a man's coat cut diagonally from the front waist to the back of the knees
2.
  1. a drawing or model of a machine, engine, etc, in which part of the casing is omitted to reveal the workings
  2. (as modifier): a cutaway model
3.
(films, television) a shot separate from the main action of a scene, to emphasize something or to show simultaneous events
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