- 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.
- Movies, Television.
- a switch from one scene to another for showing simultaneous or related action, creating suspense, etc.
- Also called cutaway shot.a shot that abruptly introduces content, scenery, etc., away from the central action.
- an illustration or scale model having the outer section removed to display the interior.
- having a part cut away, as an outer section of something being illustrated so that the inside may be shown.
Origin of cutaway
First recorded in 1835–45; adj., noun use of verb phrase cut away
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Examples from the Web for cutaway
Mr. Jenkins, the grocer, rented a cutaway, and bought a new Panama to wear with it.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
This is shown in Fig. 50, in which, also, two of the cutaway parts are removed.Carpentry for Boys
J. S. Zerbe
A cutaway harrow, run shallow, and a roller make the seed-bed.
I said that to myself, but I met him with a smile, and with a 'how d'ye do, Cutaway?'The Humors of Falconbridge
Jonathan F. Kelley
Then the baker rushed into the room, in a cutaway Sunday coat of the latest style.An American at Oxford
- a man's coat cut diagonally from the front waist to the back of the knees
- a drawing or model of a machine, engine, etc, in which part of the casing is omitted to reveal the workings
- (as modifier)a cutaway model
- films television a shot separate from the main action of a scene, to emphasize something or to show simultaneous events
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