Cut-in



Movies. a still, as of a scene or an object, inserted in a film and interrupting the action or continuity:
We will insert a cut-in of the letter as she reads it.
Radio and Television. a commercial or other announcement inserted by a local station into a network broadcast.
the act of cutting in, as on a dancing couple.
Historical Examples

Gullible’s Travels, Etc. Ring W. Lardner
Rodman The Boatsteerer And Other Stories Louis Becke
Typesetting A. A. Stewart
The Cruise of the Cachalot Frank T. Bullen
The Cruise of the Cachalot Frank T. Bullen
The Moving Picture Girls at Sea Laura Lee Hope
The Automobile Storage Battery O. A. Witte

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    Do something closely with a very slight margin, as in Tom always cut it fine, arriving at the last minute. This term uses fine in the sense of “narrow.” [ Late 1800s ]

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