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[kuht-out] /ˈkʌtˌaʊt/
something cut out from something else, as a pattern or figure cut out or intended to be cut out of paper, cardboard, or other material.
a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal-combustion engine, which when open permits the engine to exhaust directly into the air ahead of the muffler.
an act or instance of cutting out.
Slang. a trusted intermediary between two espionage agents or agencies.
Electricity. a device for the manual or automatic interruption of electric current.
Origin of cutout
First recorded in 1790-1800; noun use of verb phrase cut out Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • This trouble is generally due to cutout points stuck together, a broken cutout spring, or a bent or binding cutout armature.

  • "The Professor doesn't want me to touch the cutout," he said helplessly.

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  • cutout does not close until engine reaches a speed in excess of 10 miles per hour.

  • He would get the Professor returned by pressing the upper portion of the cutout flatly onto the desk surface.

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  • If cutout does not close the first time the engine speed is increased, stop the engine.

Word Origin and History for cutout

1851, from verbal phrase, from cut (v.) + out (adv.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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