Meaning of cutout

cut•out

Pronunciation: (kut'out"), [key]
— n.
  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. a trusted intermediary between two espionage agents or agencies.
  5. a device for the manual or automatic interruption of electric current.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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