Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Cut-out \Cut"-out`\ (k[u^]t"out`), n.
1. (Telegraphy) A species of switch for changing the current
from one circuit to another, or for shortening a circuit.
(b) (Elec.) A device for breaking or separating a portion
2. Something cut out from another object, especially a piece
of thick paper or cardboard with a picture on it (as of a
person or other object), embedded in a larger sheet of
paper and having perforations around the edges of the
figure to allow easy removal from the larger sheet.
3. A valve in the exhaust system of an internal combustion
engine which, when activated, permits the exhaust gases to
bypass the muffler.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
n 1: a switch that interrupts an electric circuit in the event
of an overload
2: a photograph from which the background has been cut away
3: a part that is cut out or is intended to be cut out
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