Definition of Cutout

1. Noun. A switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload.

2. Noun. A photograph from which the background has been cut away.
Generic synonyms: Photographic Print, Print
Specialized synonyms: Standee

3. Noun. A part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out.
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion
Derivative terms: Cut Out, Cut Out

Definition of Cutout

1. n. A species of switch for changing the current from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.

Definition of Cutout

1. Noun. Something that has been cut out from something else ¹

2. Noun. Any of several devices that halt the flow of a current, especially an electric current ¹

3. Noun. An intermediary who communicates between members of a clandestine organization ¹

4. Noun. A free-standing, rigid print (usu. life-sized), often used for promotional purposes ¹

5. Noun. (computing) Clip art ¹

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Definition of Cutout

1. something cut out [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cutout

cutleaved coneflower
cutout (current term)
cuts bait
cuts down
cuts in

Literary usage of Cutout

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Electricity Control: A Treatise on Electric Switchgear and Systems of by Leonard Andrews (1904)
"ITE cutout, 70 77. British Schuckert cutout 71 78. Cowan JM cutout, 72 79. Details of the Cowan JM cutout, 73 80. Clockwork time element device for cutouts, ..."

2. Convention by National Electric Light Association Convention, National Independent Meat Packers Association, University of Georgia College of Agriculture, University of Georgia Dept. of Food Science (1906)
"Does your company supply service switch and cutout on overhead distribution? Do yon find this practice advantageous? We do not supply service switch and ..."

3. The History of the Life of Thomas Ellwood, Or, An Account of His Birth by Thomas Ellwood, Joseph Wyeth (1836)
"For the stone, cutout of the mountains without hands, is now striking at the feet of the image, the profession, which is set up, and stands in the .will of ..."

4. Automobile Engineering: A General Reference Work by American Technical Society (1921)
"There should be a slight movement of the ammeter pointer when the cutout closes, ... When the cutout closes and the ammeter reads reversed, thus indicating ..."

5. Read and Understand Stories and Activities by Jill Norris (1997)
"Add an eye on the cutout. • Lay the animal cutout on the first box. Is your animal hard to see? Does the color help it hide? ..."

6. Dyke's Automobile and Gasoline Engine Encyclopedia by Andrew Lee Dyke (1919)
"The series winding, when the cutout are closed assists the shunt winding in ing cutout ... The cutout points, when closed, connect dynamo into the system. ..."

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