clear-cut

[kleer-kuht for 1, 2; kleer-kuht for 3–5]
adjective
1.
formed with or having clearly defined outlines: a face with clear-cut features.
2.
unambiguously clear; completely evident; definite: His sale of secrets was a clear-cut example of treachery.
3.
of or pertaining to a section of forest where all trees have been cut down for harvesting.
noun
4.
a section of forest where all trees have been cut down for harvesting.
verb (used with object), clear-cut, clear-cutting.
5.
to fell all the trees in (a section of forest) for harvesting.
Also, clear cut, clearcut (for defs 3–5).


Origin:
1850–55

clear-cutness, noun


1. chiseled, crisp, precise, positive, definite.
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clear-cut
 
adj
1.  definite; not vague: a clear-cut proposal
2.  clearly outlined
 
vb
3.  (tr) another term for clear-fell

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Example sentences for clearcut
The linguistic origins of mania, however, are not so clearcut.
A clearcut is also the means of regenerating a coppice forest.
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