noun[usually as modifier]
1A device used for stopping a supply or operation: a shutoff valve
More example sentences
- ‘We were very lucky to have found the shut-offs as quickly as we did,’ said Nick Brouwer, section manager of utilities and maintenance for North Vancouver District.
- The coalition demanded a moratorium on shut-offs; that the contracts with the head of the Detroit Water Department and the consultants running Highland Park be voided, and that water be declared a human right.
- If you have a hot-water tank in your roof, check your airing cupboard or next to the tank in the roof for the shut-off valves.
1.1The cessation of flow, supply, or activity.
- Shops and businesses had already been coping with scheduled shut-offs.
- They were already coping with scheduled shut-offs about which they had been notified.
- Flexible container including self-sealing dispensing valve to provide automatic shut-off and leak resistant inverted storage
For editors and proofreaders
Definition of shutoff in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.