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cutout

[kuht-out] /ˈkʌtˌaʊt/
noun
1.
something cut out from something else, as a pattern or figure cut out or intended to be cut out of paper, cardboard, or other material.
2.
a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal-combustion engine, which when open permits the engine to exhaust directly into the air ahead of the muffler.
3.
an act or instance of cutting out.
4.
Slang. a trusted intermediary between two espionage agents or agencies.
5.
Electricity. a device for the manual or automatic interruption of electric current.
Origin of cutout
1790-1800
1790-1800; noun use of verb phrase cut out
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n.

1851, from verbal phrase, from cut (v.) + out (adv.).

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