shutoff

or shut-off

[ shuht-awf, -of ]
/ ˈʃʌtˌɔf, -ˌɒf /

noun

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.

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Origin of shutoff

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