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single cut

noun, Jewelry.
a simple form of brilliant cut, having eight facets above and eight facets below the girdle, as well as the table, and usually a culet.
Also called eight cut, Old English cut.
Origin of single cut


[sing-guh l-kuht] /ˈsɪŋ gəlˈkʌt/
noting a file having a series of parallel cutting ridges in one direction only.
Compare double-cut. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • It appeared that the daily single cut yielded over the period of experiment 80 per cent.

  • A single cut of my keen blade severed the thong; and I was detached on the instant.

    The Wild Huntress Mayne Reid
  • A single cut file used for filing sheet steel, saw teeth, etc.

  • He dismounted, and with a single cut beneath the under jaw showed me how to take out the tongue properly.

  • He flung himself from his horse, and drawing his knife, with a single cut severed the thong that bound him.

    The War Trail Mayne Reid
  • And (taking up the cards) give me my revenge in one single cut.

    Next Door Neighbours Elizabeth Inchbald
  • As he did not offer it to her she simply held out a section of the rope between her hands, which he divided with a single cut.

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