What is the meaning of clear-cut?


  • Remove all the trees at one time.
    • usage: "clear-cut an acre of forest"


  • Clearly or sharply defined to the mind.
    • usage: "clear-cut evidence of tampering"; "Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct... Intentions of conquest"; "trenchant distinctions between right and wrong"
  • Having had all the trees removed at one time.
    • usage: "clear-cut hillsides are subject to erosion"
  • Clear and distinct to the senses; easily perceptible.
    • usage: "as clear as a whistle"; "clear footprints in the snow"; "the letter brought back a clear image of his grandfather"; "a spire clean-cut against the sky"; "a clear-cut pattern"
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APAWordNet. (2010). clear-cut. Retrieved January 18, 2019, from http://smartdefine.org/clear-cut/definitions/1170792
ChicagoWordNet. 2010. "clear-cut" http://smartdefine.org/clear-cut/definitions/1170792 (accessed January 18, 2019).
HarvardWordNet 2010, clear-cut, Smart Define, viewed 18 January, 2019, <http://smartdefine.org/clear-cut/definitions/1170792>.
MLAWordNet. "clear-cut" 23 October 2010. Web. 18 January 2019. <http://smartdefine.org/clear-cut/definitions/1170792>
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