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English definition of “cutout”

cutout

noun [C] (SAFETY DEVICE)    /ˈkʌt.aʊt/ US  /ˈkʌt̬-/
a device that, for safety reasons, stops or interrupts a circuit, used, for example, in a motor or engine: a cutout fuse/switchThe engine and engine partsEngines and motors
(Definition of cutout noun (SAFETY DEVICE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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