Definition of cutaway in English:


Syllabification: cut·a·way
Pronunciation: /ˈkətəˌwā


[often as modifier]
  • 1A coat or jacket with the front cut away below the waist so as to curve back to the tails.
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    • Gavin Lawrence as the Interlocutor in The Last Minstrel Show is sleek, sly, and not at all reassuring in his oversized cutaway coat, pin-striped pants, white spats, and Cheshire grin.
    • You can also choose a cutaway jacket, which is usually worn with a morning suit or a standard tuxedo.
    • If wearing a cutaway suit or stroller (semi-formal suit jacket), wear black pants without the satin stripe going down the sides, or even gray or gray and black pinstriped pants.
  • 2A diagram or drawing with some external parts left out to reveal the interior.
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    • As a ten-year-old, he remembers seeing a book with cutaway diagrams of the earth, and wondering, ‘how do they know that?’
    • All my life I've pored over books, studying cutaway diagrams, hungry to understand how things worked.
    • The cornerstone of any Salamander book, however, is the illustrations - both the pictures of aircraft types and the excellent cutaway drawings.
  • 3A shot in a movie that is of a different subject from those to which it is joined in editing.
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    • The cast performs the majority of their own stunts, resulting in some long and impressive fight scenes with few cutaways.
    • The segues and cutaways from scene to scene make the story flow as it never quite does in any other medium.
    • The networks were right to disregard the campaigns' ban on cutaways and reaction shots.

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