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shutoff Syllabification: shut·off
Pronunciation: /ˈSHətäf/

Definition of shutoff in English:


[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.
Example sentences
  • 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

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