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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 A recording that is no longer current and whose remaining stock is sold at a discounted price.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.



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.


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"


[ˈkʌtˌaʊt] n (paper, cardboard figure) → ritaglio; (switch) → interruttore m
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Dundee Partnership's community regeneration forums in Strathmartine and Coldside provided the funding to buy the cutouts, which will be padlocked into place.
This signaled the removal of anime cutouts of the show's anthropomorphized animal characters from the zoo's enclosures, except one.
In the pictures he shared, it is very noticeable that there are small circular cutouts at the top of tablet cases' back.
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When he retired, he began to freely explore his creative talents by creating colorful cutouts.
I hope this isn't a sign of things to come, where they're taken off transport duties to the point we're looking at cardboard cutouts.
The April's Fool's campaign by the Mayo Road Safety Office and gardai featured life-size cutouts of Gda Conneely with her speed gun at the N5 roadway linking Castlebar and Swinford and the Westport to Castlebar road - two of the busiest routes in the West.
It's also a counting book; the reader first sees one, two, three, or more highlights of a painting through circular cutouts in a cover page, then turns the cover page to witness the entire painting.
Gather and reroll all scraps and cut the same way (you'll have about 25 cutouts total).
The photographs of the aged Matisse working on the cutouts sought likewise to legitimize his work in a medium many saw as a frivolous diversion by emphasizing his ongoing attachment to the sensuous gratifications of art and his undimmed devotion to his craft even as he recovered, once again, from a life-threatening illness.
Upset by nude cardboard cutouts of Khan, in promotion for his upcoming film PK, Hegde went around town trying to "clothe" Aamir, or at any rate his cardboard cutout, as he said the cutouts were "objectionable" and created a "wrong impression" in the minds of youngsters and families -- who he obviously believes have never seen the human body before.