- a link to a software application, file, or website, usually represented as a graphical icon that can be clicked on to quickly access or open it: You can create a desktop shortcut to a web page you've visited.
- Also called keyboard shortcut. hotkey.
Definition for shortcut (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), short-cut, short-cut·ting.
verb (used without object), short-cut, short-cut·ting.
Origin of short-cut
Related formsshort-cut·ter, noun
Examples from the Web for shortcut
Then, he set to work building a shortcut that would take the minable minerals he found through the mountain.
This sort of “shortcut” is frowned upon in the martial arts community.Fake It Like Batman: Welcome to The Real Fight Club|Anna Brand|December 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It might also stop falling prey to the notion that the Muslim Brotherhood offers a shortcut to democratic stability.Egypt’s Declaration of Independence: Not So Different From Ours|Christopher Dickey|July 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Unwisely, he took a shortcut and so missed the impassable Cabora Bassa cataracts blocking the river.Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? The Victorian Explorer at 200|Tim Jeal|March 19, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Paying her dues like that, working her way up—she never tried to shortcut anything,” Lavender said.Colorado Shooting Victim Jessica Ghawi Left an Indelible Impression|Matthew DeLuca|July 21, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A shortcut brought me—I could wish it had been shorter still.Plays by August Strindberg, Third Series|August Strindberg
However, I'm still hopeful of finding a shortcut through Laro.Masters of Space|Edward Elmer Smith
I don't want to walk up the hill, even if you do have a shortcut.Baartock|Lewis Roth
Nanglaktud ku padúng sa simbahan, I took a shortcut to church.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
At one place, one of the native girls pointed out to us what she called a shortcut.Through the South Seas with Jack London|Martin Johnson