noun Date: 1922 removal of all the trees in a stand of timber • clear-cut verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clear-cutting — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : removal of all timber from an area; also : the area so treated * * * clear cutting noun [noncount] Clear cutting has led to mudslides in many regions. • • • Main Entry: ↑clear cut …   Useful english dictionary

  • clear-cut — clear cutness, n. /klear kut / for 1, 2; /klear kut / for 3 5, adj., n., v., clear cut, clear cutting. adj. 1. formed with or having clearly defined outlines: a face with clear cut features. 2. unambiguously clear; completely evident; definite:… …   Universalium

  • clear-cut — [klir′kut΄] adj. 1. clearly and sharply outlined 2. distinct; definite; not doubtful; unambiguous 3. having all of its trees cut down vt. to cut (a forested area) completely: Also written clearcut clear cutting n., adj. clearcutting …   English World dictionary

  • clear-cut — I. adjective Date: 1849 1. sharply outlined ; distinct 2. free from ambiguity or uncertainty ; unambiguous < a clear cut decision > II. noun Date: circa 1958 an area of forest which has been clear c …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clear-cut — /ˈklɪə kʌt / (say klear kut) adjective 1. having clearly defined outlines; distinctly defined. –verb (t) (clear cut, clear cutting) 2. → clear fell …   Australian English dictionary

  • clear-felling — noun Date: 1922 chiefly British clear cutting • clear fell verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • clear-cut — trenchant, *incisive, cutting, biting, crisp Analogous words: distinct, plain, clear, manifest, *evident: definite, *explicit, express: precise, exact, nice (see CORRECT) Contrasted words: confused, muddled (see CONFUSE): hazy, misty, fogged (see …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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