under cutting

[ verb uhn-der-kuht, uhn-der-kuht; noun, adjective, uhn-der-kuht ]SEE DEFINITION OF under cutting
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR UNDER CUTTING

But the essential part of the arrangement is the up and under cutting of the curve.

One half of the thickness of the edge is shown in such a way that there is no under cutting.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "to cut down or off," from under + cut (v.). In the commercial sense of "to sell at lower prices" (or work at lower wages) it is first attested 1884. Figurative sense of "render unstable, undermine" is recorded from 1955, from earlier literal meaning "cut so as to leave the upper portion larger than the lower" (1874).

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