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Definition of "clear-cut" []

  • Distinctly and sharply defined or outlined. (adjective)
  • Not ambiguous; clear and obvious. See Synonyms at apparent. (adjective)
  • Having been logged by clear-cutting. (adjective)
  • To remove all of the trees in (a tract of timber) at one time. (verb-transitive)
  • To log an area by removing all of the trees at one time. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "clear-cut" in a sentence
  • "BILL: Let me take a case thats really clear-cut, which is the Microsoft case."
  • "Cohesion in the locker room was as strong as it's been in three years due to seamless inclusions of midfielders Mauro Rosales and Erik Friberg, and also what Schmid called a clear-cut hierarchy."
  • "Our moral sense dictates a clear-cut preference for these societies which share with us an abiding respect for individual human rights."