cutoff

4 ENTRIES FOUND:

cut·off

noun \ˈkət-ˌf\

: the act of stopping the movement or supply of something

: the time when something must be done or completed

cutoffs : short pants that are made from long pants by cutting off the legs at the knees or higher

Full Definition of CUTOFF

1
:  the act or action of cutting off
2
a :  the new and relatively short channel formed when a stream cuts through the neck of an oxbow
b :  shortcut 1
c :  a channel made to straighten a stream
3
:  a device for cutting off
4
a :  something cut off
b plural :  shorts originally made from jeans with the legs cut off at the knees or higher
5
:  the point, date, or period for a cutoff
cutoff adjective

Examples of CUTOFF

  1. a cutoff of the water supply
  2. The cutoff for new applications is next Wednesday.

First Known Use of CUTOFF

1741

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