- An intermediary or device used to obviate direct contact between members of a clandestine organization.
Military dictionary. 2000.
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cutout — /kut owt /, n. 1. something cut out from something else, as a pattern or figure cut out or intended to be cut out of paper, cardboard, or other material. 2. a valve in the exhaust pipe of an internal combustion engine, which when open permits the … Universalium