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final cut

noun, Movies.
1.
the final edited version of a film, approved by the director and producer.
Compare rough cut.
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  • The relation of the circle of the thread in the dies to that of the work during the final cut is shown in Fig. 309.

  • It is in this final cut that the end-bridge is generally made.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne
  • But he held on hard, did his best and hoped to at least retain a place on the third squad until the final cut came.

    Left Tackle Thayer Ralph Henry Barbour
  • The final cut should leave it slightly above the required size, so that a smooth surface can be obtained by filing.

    Turning and Boring Franklin D. Jones
  • This seems to have become quite the orthodox termination of any shuffle; just a final cut as it were to finish.

    Sharps and Flats John Nevil Maskelyne

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