- an object or device that shuts (something) off: the automatic shutoff on a heater.
- 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.
Origin of shutoff
Related Words for shutoffpipe, faucet, spigot, lid, plug, stopper, tap, hydrant, gate, cock, flap, shutoff
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Contemporary Examples of shutoff
Through June 30, service was severed to 15,200 customers, and about 92,000 remain in shutoff status.
The $9.5 million owed by non-residents would amount to $625 for each severed customer and $103 for those in shutoff status.
At the beginning of July, the department issued 10-day shutoff notices to 250 commercial customers.