cut·​line | \ ˈkət-ˌlīn How to pronounce cutline (audio) \

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the cutline wrongly identified the people in the photo
Recent Examples on the Web Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott and William Byron are all below the cutline, as is Kansas native Clint Bowyer, who could be eliminated at his home track. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Blaney beats Newman in photo finish to advance in playoffs," 14 Oct. 2019 Alex Bowman, Chase Elliott and William Byron all are below the cutline, as is Kansas native and Stewart-Haas driver Clint Bowyer, who could be eliminated at his home track. John Zenor,, "Ryan Blaney takes tight Talladega finish to advance in playoffs," 14 Oct. 2019 Elliott is joined by Alex Bowman and William Byron outside of the cutline for the round of eight in NASCAR’s version of the playoffs. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Hendrick Motorsports in playoff peril at Kansas Speedway," 19 Oct. 2019 Xavier's lost two in a row and the Musketeers are sitting dangerously close to the NCAA Tournament cutline, so a win Wednesday will help their case and also set up a rematch with Villanova on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Adam Baum,, "Live updates: Xavier loses to DePaul in the Big East Conference Tournament," 12 Mar. 2020 Logano, who was sitting just above the cutline entering the race, held off Elliott at the checkered flag. Ellen J. Horrow, USA TODAY, "Denny Hamlin edges Chase Elliott as Brad Keselowski eliminated from NASCAR playoffs," 20 Oct. 2019 Elliott last week dropped below the cutline when his engine failed in the opening laps at Dover. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Chase Elliott leads Hendrick sweep in Talladega qualifying," 12 Oct. 2019 Hamlin, the Daytona 500 winner and a favorite to win the title, had fallen below the cutline after spinning last week at Texas and came to Phoenix determined to win and claim his spot in the final four., "Denny Hamlin races way into championship field with Phoenix win - The Boston Globe," 11 Nov. 2019 The tension in spots two through eight is thick, with Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Logano above the cutline for the final three positions at Homestead. Jenna Fryer, The Denver Post, "Martin Truex Jr. quietly rolling toward a 2nd NASCAR championship," 30 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cutline

1943, in the meaning defined above

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16 May 2020

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“Cutline.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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