1. [syn: shortcut, cutoff, crosscut]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a route shorter than the usual one [syn: shortcut,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
53 Moby Thesaurus words for "shortcut":
air lane, air line, axis, beat, beeline, bypass, chord, circuit,
course, cut, cutoff, diagonal, diameter, direct line, directrix,
edge, flight path, great-circle course, itinerary, line, normal,
orbit, path, perpendicular, primrose path, radius, radius vector,
right line, road, round, route, run, sea lane, secant, segment,
shortest way, side, straight, straight course, straight line,
straight stretch, straightaway, streamline, tangent, tour, track,
trade route, traject, trajectory, trajet, transversal, vector,
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):
Microsoft Corporation's term for a symbolic
link, stored as a file with extension ".lnk". Shortcuts
first appeared in 1996 in the Windows 95 operating system.
Windows shortcuts can link to any file or directory
("folder"), including those on remote computers, using UNC
paths. Each shortcut can also have its own icon. A
shortcut that links to an executable file can pass arguments
and specify the directory in which the command should run.
Unlike a Unix symbolic link, a shortcut does not always
behave exactly like the target file or directory.