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cut·out

 (kŭt′out′)
n.
1. Something cut out or intended to be cut out from something else.
2. Electricity A device that interrupts, bypasses, or disconnects a circuit or circuit element.
3. A recording that is no longer current and whose remaining stock is sold at a discounted price.
4. Slang A mutually trusted intermediary who handles communications between espionage agents.

cut•out

(ˈkʌtˌaʊt)

n.
1. something cut out from something else, as a pattern cut out or intended to be cut out of paper.
2. a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal-combustion engine, which when open permits the engine to exhaust directly into the air.
3. an act or instance of cutting out.
4. Slang. an intermediary, as in espionage.
5. a device for the manual or automatic interruption of electric current.
6. a usu. discontinued record album that is for sale at a discount.
[1790–1800]

cutout

An intermediary or device used to obviate direct contact between members of a clandestine organization.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cutout - a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event of an overload
electric switch, electrical switch, switch - control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
2.cutout - a photograph from which the background has been cut away
photographic print, print - a printed picture produced from a photographic negative
standee - a lifesize cardboard cutout (usually of a celebrity); "he had his picture taken with a standee of the president"
3.cutout - a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out
part, portion - something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together"
Translations
megszakító

cutout

[ˈkʌtˌaʊt] n (paper, cardboard figure) → ritaglio; (switch) → interruttore m
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