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shutoff

or shut-off

[shuht-awf, -of]
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noun
  1. an object or device that shuts (something) off: the automatic shutoff on a heater.
  2. an act or instance of shutting off something, as an opening, a flow, or a service: a shutoff of electric power due to unpaid bills.
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Origin of shutoff

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase shut off
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