Word forms: cutaways
1. countable noun In a film or video, a cutaway or a cutaway shot is a picture that shows something different from the main thing that is being shown. ⇒ I asked the cameraman to give me some cutaways for the interviews. 2. countable noun A cutaway or a cutaway coat or jacket is one which is cut diagonally from the front to the back, so that the back is longer. [US] ⇒ They were all in top hats and cutaways despite the growing heat.regional note: in BRIT, use tailcoat 3. adjective [ADJ n] A cutaway picture shows what something such as a machine looks like inside.
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