Definition of Cutoff in English :

Define Cutoff in English

Cutoff meaning in English

Meaning of Cutoff in English

Pronunciation of Cutoff in English

Cutoff pronunciation in English

Pronounce Cutoff in English


see synonyms of cutoff


1. cutoff

a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated

2. crosscut, cutoff, shortcut

a route shorter than the usual one

3. cutoff

a device that terminates the flow in a pipe

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of cutoff
the act of cutting off; esp., the limit or ending set for a process, activity, etc.
a road or passage that cuts across, shortening the distance
3.  US
a new and shorter channel cut by a river across a bend, or dug out to straighten it
the water thus cut off
the act of stopping steam, etc. from entering the cylinder of an engine
any device for cutting off the flow of a fluid, a connection, etc.
6.  US; [pl.]
jeans with the legs cut off at or above the knees, or shorts made to look like this
of an arbitrary ending or limit
cutoff date
8.  Baseball
having to do with a fielder who is in a position to relay a throw from an outfielder to an infielder in an attempt to put out a base runner

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of cutoff
1. A designated limit or point of termination.
2. A shortcut or bypass.
3. A new channel cut by a river across the neck of an oxbow.
4. The act or an instance of cutting off: a cutoff of funds; an electricity cutoff.
5. Baseball The interception by an infielder of a throw to home plate from the outfield.
6. A device that cuts off a flow of fluid.
7. Music A conductor's signal indicating a stop or break in playing or singing.
8. cutoffs Pants, such as blue jeans, made into shorts by cutting off part of the legs.
1. Designating a limit or point of termination: a cutoff date for applications.
2. Baseball Serving to intercept or relay a throw to home plate from the outfield: the cutoff man.

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