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neat line

noun
1.
a line defining a limit or edge of an excavation, cut stone, etc.
Also called net line.
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  • There are two versions of the file, one with full map collar, and one clipped at the neat line.
  • If the joint is distorted during the day's work by traffic or by other causes, carefully trim the edge of the lane to a neat line.
  • All initial excavations into paved street surfaces shall be precut in a neat line with pavement breakers or saws.

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