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Definition of "cut-out" [cut•-out]

  • A device that disconnects an electric circuit (noun)
  • A switch used in telegraphy to change the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit. (noun)
  • A space or hole produced when something is removed by cutting; the piece so cut out (noun)
  • A railway cutting (noun)
  • The separation of a group of cattle from a herd; the place where they are collected (noun)

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Use "cut-out" in a sentence
  • "There are no defined muscles on his arms or legs, and the cut-out sides of his singlet let us see his ribs."
  • "His tabletop steel cut-out sculpture of a shepherd, "Man with Sheep," sold for $7.1 million, over its $6 million high estimate, and his late-era "Woman Sitting with a Hat," sold for $4.3 million, over its $4 million estimate."
  • "The film is shot in such luridly saturated color that it looks like a stained glass window come to life; Argento has said of the film's production that he was "trying to reproduce the color of Walt Disney's Snow White; it has been said from the beginning that Technicolor lacked subdued shades, was without nuances -- like cut-out cartoons.""