1. Distinctly and sharply defined or outlined: "The tall houses cast long clear-cut shadows westward" (J.R.R. Tolkien).
2. Not ambiguous; clear and obvious: clear-cut evidence of wrongdoing. See Synonyms at apparent.
3. Having been logged by clear-cutting.
v. clear-cut, clear-cut·ting, clear-cuts
To remove all of the trees in (a tract of timberland) at one time.
To log an area by removing all of the trees at one time.
A tract of timberland that has been clear-cut.
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