Entry from British & World English dictionary
A temporary withdrawal or failure of an electrical power supply.
- In Burnley, homes and businesses were briefly left without electricity after a power cut.
- Internet voice calling doesn't have its own power supply, meaning no service in a power cut.
- The Wednesday power cut is likely to be only the first of many as the state braces itself for the summer, when a legion of air conditioners is switched on.
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