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Cut"-off` (k?t"?f`; 115), n.


That which cuts off or shortens, as a nearer passage or road.

2. Mach. (a)

The valve gearing or mechanism by which steam is cut off from entering the cylinder of a steam engine after a definite point in a stroke, so as to allow the remainder of the stroke to be made by the expansive force of the steam already let in. See Expansion gear, under Expansion.


Any device for stopping or changing a current, as of grain or water in a spout.


© Webster 1913.

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