cutaway

[ kuht-uh-wey ]
/ ˈkʌt əˌweɪ /

noun

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.
  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.
an illustration or scale model having the outer section removed to display the interior.

adjective

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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cutaway

/ (ˈkʌtəˌweɪ) /

noun

a man's coat cut diagonally from the front waist to the back of the knees
  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
films television a shot separate from the main action of a scene, to emphasize something or to show simultaneous events
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