cut away shot


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.
Movies, Television.
a switch from one scene to another for showing simultaneous or related action, creating suspense, etc.
Also called cutaway shot. a shot that abruptly introduces content, scenery, etc., away from the central action.
an illustration or scale model having the outer section removed to display the interior.
having a part cut away, as an outer section of something being illustrated so that the inside may be shown.

1835–45; adj., noun use of verb phrase cut away Unabridged
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cutaway (ˈkʌtəˌweɪ)
1.  a man's coat cut diagonally from the front waist to the back of the knees
2.  a.  a drawing or model of a machine, engine, etc, in which part of the casing is omitted to reveal the workings
 b.  (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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