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Definition of "square-cut" [square-cut]

  • Cut with square cuffs, collar, and (broad) skirts: noting a style of coat in fashion in the eighteenth century. (unknown)
  • Cut so as to be rectangular, straight, or level (adjective)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

  • Regular and suggestive of strength (adjective)

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Use "square-cut" in a sentence
  • "He saw himself when he had been quite the hoodlum, wearing a "stiff-rim" Stetson hat and a square-cut, double-breasted coat, with a certain swagger to the shoulders and possessing the ideal of being as tough as the police permitted."
  • "Why, I used to think that up here, where all the advantages of culture were enjoyed — He paused for a moment, and watched the youthful shade of himself, in stiff-rim and square-cut, enter the door and swagger across the room."
  • "He glanced about him at the well-bred, well-dressed men and women, and breathed into his lungs the atmosphere of culture and refinement, and at the same moment the ghost of his early youth, in stiff-rim and square-cut, with swagger and toughness, stalked across the room."