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Meaning of cutback

cut•back

Pronunciation: (kut'bak"), [key]
— n.
  1. a reduction in rate, quantity, etc.: a cutback in production.
  2. a return in the course of a story, motion picture, etc., to earlier events.
  3. a play in which the ball-carrier abruptly reverses direction, esp. by starting to make an end run and then turning suddenly to run toward the middle of the line.
  4. a maneuver in surfing of heading the surfboard back toward a wave's crest.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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