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See also: cut back and cut-back



cut +‎ back


cutback (plural cutbacks)

  1. A reduction of some sort in an existing program.
  2. (surfing) Maneuver where the surfer turns and surfs back towards where the wave is breaking.
  3. (roofing) Solvent-thinned bitumen used in cold process roofing adhesives, cements and coatings.
  4. (soccer) An offensive pass played into a position further from the attacking goal line.
    • 2011 January 29, Ian Hughes, “Southampton 1 - 2 Man Utd”, in BBC[1]:
      Lee Barnard swung at Chaplow's cutback and missed completely and then was just too far away to connect with Harding's flashing ball across the face of goal.