Meaning of CUTOFF in English

CUTOFF

[cut.off] n (1741) 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 pl: shorts orig. made from jeans with the legs cut off at the knees or higher

5: the point, date, or period for a cutoff -- cutoff adj

Merriam-Webster English vocab.      Английский словарь Merriam Webster.