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cutaway

[kuht-uh-wey] /ˈkʌt əˌweɪ/
noun
1.
Also called cutaway coat. a man's formal daytime coat having the front portion of the skirt cut away from the waist so as to curve or slope to the tails at the back.
2.
Movies, Television.
  1. a switch from one scene to another for showing simultaneous or related action, creating suspense, etc.
  2. Also called cutaway shot. a shot that abruptly introduces content, scenery, etc., away from the central action.
3.
an illustration or scale model having the outer section removed to display the interior.
adjective
4.
having a part cut away, as an outer section of something being illustrated so that the inside may be shown.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; adj., noun use of verb phrase cut away
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Examples from the web for cutaway
  • The double-cutaway, beveled-edge body allows comfortable access to the upper frets.
  • There were several attached to cutaway engines for him to turn so he could watch the parts move.
  • Onto that three- dimensional skull the computer can superpose other elements with different densities, creating a cutaway.
  • His leather suitcase was packed with six shirts, half a dozen butterfly ties, several pairs of socks and a formal cutaway suit.
  • These turbine graphics also include cutaway diagrams that clearly illustrate how turbines produce electricity.
  • cutaway view, exposing the interior of a toroidal colony.
British Dictionary definitions for cutaway

cutaway

/ˈkʌtəˌweɪ/
noun
1.
a man's coat cut diagonally from the front waist to the back of the knees
2.
  1. a drawing or model of a machine, engine, etc, in which part of the casing is omitted to reveal the workings
  2. (as modifier): a cutaway model
3.
(films, television) a shot separate from the main action of a scene, to emphasize something or to show simultaneous events
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