cutaway

adjective
cut·​away | \ ˈkət-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce cutaway (audio) \

Definition of cutaway

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: having or showing parts cut away a cutaway drawing

cutaway

noun

Definition of cutaway (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a coat with skirts tapering from the front waistline to form tails at the back
2a : a cutaway picture or representation
b : a shot that interrupts the main action of a film or television program to take up a related subject or to depict action supposed to be going on at the same time as the main action
3 : a back dive in which the head is lowered toward the board after the takeoff

Examples of cutaway in a Sentence

Adjective The diagram shows a cutaway view of an engine.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective An 80-plus-degree day in February, with all those stereotypical cutaway shots of the beach, Griffith Park Observatory and movie stars? Brian Lowry, CNN, 13 Feb. 2022 The smaller pack no doubt helps keep costs manageable, starting at $43,295 for a cutaway model (think cab and frame but not much else). Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 31 Jan. 2022 At the time, members of the diplomatic corps — practically all men — were expected to own a cutaway tailcoat and striped trousers for formal receptions. Washington Post, 27 Aug. 2021 The carmaker’s new S-Class and a cutaway model of the S-Class Plug-in-Hybrid are seen throughout the campaign. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 31 Aug. 2021 Also notable is a series of Depression-era lithographs by Benton Spruance showing cutaway views of teeming factories or city streets and subways, emphasizing the nature of the metropolis as a crowded, multi-layered hive of activity. Steven Litt, cleveland, 29 Aug. 2021 Nine of the looks—including the cutaway tops—were couture, while the majority of the collection was ready to wear. Alison S. Cohn, Harper's BAZAAR, 6 July 2021 On the mainstage — where Ru is out of drag, perhaps for some COVID reason, with cutaway shots of Ru in drag clearly filmed after the fact — Karen and Art are praised, while Elektra, Coco, and JoJo are read for their overall lack of polish. Shaad D'souza, Vulture, 1 May 2021 Not always accurately, either: In a cutaway O’Donnell noted that Biden had misstated the potential cost of free public college. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 26 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The Ohio plant currently produces Econoline cutaway chassis that are used for building shuttle buses and medium duty trucks. Sam Abuelsamid, Forbes, 2 June 2022 This cutaway shows the double stack of Ultium battery modules. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 7 Apr. 2022 Without the broadcast staple of a cutaway to nervous parents in the stands, NBC will try to recreate that by showing viewing parties back in the United States. David Bauder, chicagotribune.com, 17 July 2021 Golden Girls used them; the cutaway is standard on Family Guy. Meghan De Maria, refinery29.com, 9 Sep. 2021 Without the broadcast staple of a cutaway to nervous parents in the stands, NBC will try to recreate that by showing viewing parties back in the United States. David Bauder, chicagotribune.com, 17 July 2021 Without the broadcast staple of a cutaway to nervous parents in the stands, NBC will try to recreate that by showing viewing parties back in the United States. David Bauder, chicagotribune.com, 17 July 2021 Without the broadcast staple of a cutaway to nervous parents in the stands, NBC will try to recreate that by showing viewing parties back in the United States. David Bauder, chicagotribune.com, 17 July 2021 Without the broadcast staple of a cutaway to nervous parents in the stands, NBC will try to recreate that by showing viewing parties back in the United States. David Bauder, chicagotribune.com, 17 July 2021 See More

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First Known Use of cutaway

Adjective

1841, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1849, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cutaway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cutaway. Accessed 29 Jun. 2022.

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