- Cutoff is defined as a limit or an ending.
An example of cutoff used as an adjective is in the phrase, "cutoff date for paper submission," which means the last date that the paper will be accepted.
- The definition of cutoff is the act of limiting or ending, or a road that cuts across to another road.
- An example of a cutoff is a movie stopping before the end.
- An example of a cutoff is a shortcut on a route.
cutoff definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- the act of cutting off; esp., the limit or ending set for a process, activity, etc.
- a road or passage that cuts across, shortening the distance
- a new and shorter channel cut by a river across a bend, or dug out to straighten it
- the water thus cut off
- the act of stopping steam, etc. from entering the cylinder of an engine
- any device for cutting off the flow of a fluid, a connection, etc.
- ☆ jeans with the legs cut off at or above the knees, or shorts made to look like this
- of an arbitrary ending or limit: cutoff date
- Baseball having to do with a fielder who is in a position to relay a throw from an outfielder to an infielder in an attempt to put out a base runner
cutoff definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A designated limit or point of termination.
- A shortcut or bypass.
- A new channel cut by a river across the neck of an oxbow.
- The act or an instance of cutting off: a cutoff of funds; an electricity cutoff.
- Baseball The interception by an infielder of a throw to home plate from the outfield.
- A device that cuts off a flow of fluid.
- Music A conductor's signal indicating a stop or break in playing or singing.
- cutoffs Pants, such as blue jeans, made into shorts by cutting off part of the legs.
- Designating a limit or point of termination: a cutoff date for applications.
- Baseball Serving to intercept or relay a throw to home plate from the outfield: the cutoff man.