Origin of cutoff
Examples from the Web for cut-offs
Historical Examples of cut-offs
They figure they can dodge around where they know the trails and cut-offs.Desert Conquest
A. M. Chisholm
These are taken partly as cut-offs and partly for the beauty of the scenery.A Summer's Outing
Carter H. Harrison
One of the most noteworthy examples of these cut-offs is Davis'.
In our day, if you travel by river from the southernmost of these three cut-offs to the northernmost, you go only seventy miles.Life On The Mississippi, Complete
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
On my return, an hour later, the sun was looking over the tops of the "cut-offs," but he did not see a whippoorwill.Wild Life Near Home
Dallas Lore Sharp
1640s, "act of cutting off," also "portion cut off," from verbal phrase cut off (late 14c.). Of rivers, from 1773; of roads, from 1806; of clothing (adj.), from 1840.