shutoff

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noun shut·off \ˈshət-ˌȯf\

Definition of shutoff

  1. 1 :  something (such as a valve) that shuts off

  2. 2 :  stoppage, interruption

Examples of shutoff in a Sentence

  1. the utility company threatened them with the shutoff of electricity if the bills weren't paid

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First Known Use of shutoff

1847



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