A route shorter than the usual one; SYN. cutoff, crosscut. short cut
In Windows 9x, Windows XP, Windows NT 4, and Windows 2000, an icon on the desktop that a user can double-click to immediately access a program, a text or data file, or a Web page. See also symbolic link.
1. To shorten (as a route or procedure) by use of a shortcut; also; circumvent
2. To take or use a shortcut