cut·off / ˈkətˌôf/ (also cut-off) • adj. 1. of or constituting a limit: the cutoff date to register is July 2. 2. (of a device) producing an interruption or cessation of a power or fuel supply: a cutoff valve. 3. (of an item of clothing) having been cut short: a cutoff T-shirt. • n. 1. a point or level that is a designated limit of something. 2. an act of stopping or interrupting the supply or provision of something. ∎ a device for producing an interruption or cessation of a power or fuel supply. ∎ a sudden drop in amplification or responsiveness of an electric device at a certain frequency. ∎ the stopping of the supply of steam to the cylinders of a steam engine when the piston has traveled a set percentage of its stroke. 3. (cutoffs) shorts made by cutting off the legs of a pair of jeans or other trousers above or at the knee and leaving the edges unhemmed. 4. a shortcut. 5. Geol. a pattern of a meandering stream in which a channel cuts a new course to bypass a meander bend.
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