Definition of Clear-cut

1. Verb. Remove all the trees at one time. "Clear-cut an acre of forest"

Generic synonyms: Clear

2. Adjective. Clearly or sharply defined to the mind. "Trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
Exact synonyms: Distinct, Trenchant
Similar to: Clear
Derivative terms: Clearcutness, Distinctness, Trenchancy

3. Adjective. Having had all the trees removed at one time. "Clear-cut hillsides are subject to erosion"
Similar to: Cleared

4. Adjective. Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible. "A clear-cut pattern"
Exact synonyms: Clean-cut, Clear
Similar to: Distinct
Derivative terms: Clearness, Clearcutness

Definition of Clear-cut

1. Adjective. (alternative spelling of clear cut) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clear-cut

cleanup hitter
cleanup hitters
cleanup position
cleanup spot
clear-air turbulence
clear-cut (current term)
clear and convincing evidence
clear and present danger
clear as a bell
clear as crystal
clear as mud
clear away
clear cell

Literary usage of Clear-cut

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1876 The clear-cut, emphatic chant which makes a truth doubly telling in ... (NED) 1910 What is exhibited on a national scale and in a clear-cut way in this ..."

2. John L. Stoddard's Lectures: Illustrated and Embellished with Views of the by John Lawson Stoddard (1897)
"At first its clear-cut silhouette stood forth against the sky, unutterably grand, while darkness shrouded its giant form. So overwhelming appeared its ..."

3. Bulletin of the National Research Council by National Research Council (U.S.) (1921)
"Begun in 1911 on 60 acres cut experimentally in seven strips representing (i) very heavy and (2) moderate thinning; (3) clear cut 200 and (4) 300 feet wide; ..."

4. The Strathmore Quality Deckle Edge Book Papers: Strathmore Japan, Old Mittineague Paper Company by Mittineague Paper Company (1906)
"The similarity of the two sides of the sheet is particularly noticeable in this weight also and the type impression clear cut and •harp. ..."

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