- 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.
Origin of cutaway
Examples from the Web for cutaway
Hezekiah Wilkins, in holiday garb of silk hat and cutaway frock, arrived.The Triumph of Virginia Dale|John Francis, Jr.
After dinner Mr. Leeds changed the linen coat for a cutaway and started back to his business.Different Girls|Various
Enter Servant with Dawson in cutaway coat and vest and usual trousers.
I grow early corn in my young orchard, using an Acme and cutaway harrow, and cultivate as for corn.The Apple|Various
A satin-faced lapel is not conservative on a cutaway, but it is the correct facing for the more formal (and elderly) frock coat.Etiquette|Emily Post
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