\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun (-s)
Etymology: shut off
a. : something that shuts off : valve, stopper

must build a cement shutoff to plug the leaking well casing

shutoff is located in the cellar

b. or shutoff nozzle : a fire hose nozzle designed to control the flow of water as it leaves the hose
2. : the act of shutting off

a shutoff of blood flow to the brain would be required for the type of operation — Ben & Marie Pearse

3. : a closed season for game

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • shutoff — /shut awf , of /, n. 1. an object or device that shuts (something) off: the automatic shutoff on a heater. 2. an act or instance of shutting off something, as an opening, a flow, or a service: a shutoff of electric power due to unpaid bills. Also …   Universalium

  • shutoff — noun a) A valve used to turn off something. The fire raged for hours because they were unable to reach the shutoff for the gas line. b) The act of turning off something. The letter warned of an impending shutoff if payment was not made promptly.… …   Wiktionary

  • shutoff — noun Date: 1847 1. something (as a valve) that shuts off 2. stoppage, interruption …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shutoff — n. valve, device used to shut off something; cessation, stoppage …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shutoff — shut•off [[t]ˈʃʌtˌɔf, ˌɒf[/t]] n. 1) an object or device that shuts something off 2) cvb an interruption; stoppage • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • shutoff valve — A flow control valve that can be used to stop a flow of fluid. A low pressure cock in the aircraft fuel system is a type of shutoff valve …   Aviation dictionary

  • shutoff valve — užtvarinis vožtuvas statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. cutout valve; shutoff valve vok. Absperrklappe, f; Absperrventil, n rus. запорный клапан, m; стопорный клапан, m pranc. robinet d isolement, m; robinet vanne, m; soupape d arrêt …   Automatikos terminų žodynas

  • shutoff nozzle — noun see shutoff 1b …   Useful english dictionary

  • Safety shutoff valve — Safety shut off valves are safety valves used to close a line and stop the flow of material. Some types are manually closed. Others are automated to act when a pre set condition (such as a failure in the system) occurs.PrincipleWhen this type of… …   Wikipedia

  • Automatic preset shutoff counter — Счётчик, автоматически выключающий машину после предварительно заданного числа циклов …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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