from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A designated limit or point of termination.
  • noun A shortcut or bypass.
  • noun A new channel cut by a river across the neck of an oxbow.
  • noun The act or an instance of cutting off.
  • noun Baseball The interception by an infielder of a throw to home plate from the outfield.
  • noun A device that cuts off a flow of fluid.
  • noun Music A conductor's signal indicating a stop or break in playing or singing.
  • noun Pants, such as blue jeans, made into shorts by cutting off part of the legs.
  • adjective Designating a limit or point of termination.
  • adjective Baseball Serving to intercept or relay a throw to home plate from the outfield.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The point at which something terminates or to which it is limited.
  • noun A road, path of channel that provides a shorter or quicker path; a shortcut.
  • noun A device that stops the flow of a current.
  • noun A cessation in a flow or activity.
  • noun poker The player who acts directly before the player on the button preflop in Texas hold 'em.
  • noun shorts made by cutting off the legs from trousers


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  • Only one word, when used in the time line sense.

    March 4, 2008