- 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.
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Example sentences from the Web for cutaway
The man stood before him in top-hat, a cutaway revealed through the folds of his fur coat.The Woman Gives|Owen Johnson
The cutaway is made of a small piece of board, a cigar-box lid, an old yardstick or a piece of lath, which should be about 6 in.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
He has on a cutaway suit—a relic of his first and last public concert before the war.A Parody Outline of History|Donald Ogden Stewart
Her cutaway coat was buttoned tightly over a manly bosom, and her waist was not waspish.What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
He was not lucky enough to take after her in looks, except in her one weak feature, a cutaway chin.The Winning of Canada: A Chronicle of Wolf|William Wood
British Dictionary definitions for cutaway
- 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