Meaning of CUTOFF in English

CUTOFF

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkət-ˌȯf ]

noun

Date: 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b. plural : shorts originally made from jeans with the legs cut off at the knees or higher

5. : the point, date, or period for a cutoff

• cutoff adjective

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