cut|a|way


cut|a|way
cut|a|way «KUHT uh WAY», noun, adjective.
–n.
1. a coat having the lower part cut back in a curve or slope from the waist in front to the tails in back. Cutaways are used by men for formal wear in the daytime.
2. an object, or a model or drawing of an object, having part of its covering removed to show a section of its working parts for examination.
–adj.
showing or representing an object with part of its covering removed: »

a cutaway model. The cutaway view shows a small portion of the machinery that powers and operates this world's most modern ship (Time).


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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