an act or instance of cutting off.
something that cuts off.
a road, passage, etc., that leaves another, usually providing a shortcut:
Let's take the cutoff to Baltimore.
a new and shorter channel formed in a river by the water cutting across a bend in its course.
a point, time, or stage serving as the limit beyond which something is no longer effective, applicable, or possible.
cutoffs, Also, cut-offs. shorts made by cutting the legs off a pair of trousers, especially jeans, above the knees and often leaving the cut edges ragged.
Accounting. a selected point at which records are considered complete for the purpose of settling accounts, taking inventory, etc.
Baseball. an infielder's interception of a ball thrown from the outfield in order to relay it to home plate or keep a base runner from advancing.
Machinery. arrest of the steam moving the pistons of an engine, usually occurring before the completion of a stroke.
Electronics. (in a vacuum tube) the minimum grid potential preventing an anode current.
Rocketry. the termination of propulsion, either by shutting off the propellant flow or by stopping the combustion of the propellant.