neat line

noun
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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