Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
- a device, as a circuit breaker or an emergency switch, for breaking an electric circuit
- a device for letting exhaust gases from an internal-combustion engine pass directly into the air instead of through a muffler
- a design cut out of something, or to be cut out
- a discontinued recording deleted from the catalog, for sale at a reduced price
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Something cut out or intended to be cut out from something else.
- Electricity A device that interrupts, bypasses, or disconnects a circuit or circuit element.
- A recording that is no longer current and whose remaining stock is sold at a discounted price.
- Slang A mutually trusted intermediary who handles communications between espionage agents.