Word forms: plural cutaways
1. countable noun
In a film
, 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
or a cutaway
coat or jacket
is one which is cut diagonally from the front to the back, so that the back is longer.
regional note: in BRIT, use tailcoat
They were all in top hats and cutaways despite the growing heat.
picture shows what something such as a machine looks like inside
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