Meaning of CUTOFF in English

CUTOFF

n.

Pronunciation: ' k ə t- ˌ o ̇ f

Function: 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 orig. made from jeans with the legs cut off at the knees or higher

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

– cutoff adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.