cutout

[ kuht-out ]
/ ˈkʌtˌaʊt /

noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. cutlery,
  2. cutlet,
  3. cutline,
  4. cutlips minnow,
  5. cutoff,
  6. cutover,
  7. cutpurse,
  8. cuts,
  9. cuttable,
  10. cuttack

Origin of cutout

First recorded in 1790–1800; noun use of verb phrase cut out

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Word Origin and History for cutout

cutout

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper