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clear-cut

1. adjective Easily understandable and unquestionable; free of doubt. I know you're unhappy about it, but grandma's will was clear-cut—all of her money goes to Elise. There is no one clear-cut path to success.
2. verb To cut down all the trees in a particular forested tract. The environmental group is attempting to stop the logging company from clear-cutting a vast swath of forest.
3. adjective Describing a forested tract that has been cut in such a way. The clear-cut tract looks like an alien landscape with its acres of stumps.
References in classic literature ?
Their features were clear cut and handsome in the extreme; their eyes were well set and large, though a slight narrowness lent them a crafty appearance; the iris, as well as I could determine by moonlight, was of extreme blackness, while the eyeball itself was quite white and clear.
The first community health impacts of OSB manifest themselves in polluted waters downstream from clear cuts, contributions to global warming from deforestation, and increasing flood damages.
All of these values are destroyed when a forest is clear cut.
Two main types of cutting methods were employed: large clear cuts without protected regeneration (CT) that were 7-11 years old at the time of the study, and recent cuttings with protected regeneration (CPR) that were mostly made between 1992 and 1994.
8 CLEAR CUT PRESS The Clear Cut Future anthology (the first volume of an eight-book series) made me a little lonesome for the Northwest, my old home.