cut-in

cut-in

[kuht-in]
noun
1.
Movies. a still, as of a scene or an object, inserted in a film and interrupting the action or continuity: We will insert a cut-in of the letter as she reads it.
2.
Radio and Television. a commercial or other announcement inserted by a local station into a network broadcast.
3.
the act of cutting in, as on a dancing couple.

Origin:
1880–85; noun use of verb phrase cut in

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cut-in

noun
1. (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program 
2. (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film 
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