undercut

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v undercut cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall
    • v undercut strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot
    • v undercut cut away the underpart of "undercut a vein of ore"
    • v undercut cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief
    • v undercut sell cheaper than one's competition
    • n undercut a cut made underneath to remove material
    • n undercut (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"
    • n undercut a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall
    • n undercut the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column
    • n undercut the material removed by a cut made underneath
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • p. a Undercut Cut away below.
    • n Undercut The lower or under side of a sirloin of beef; the fillet.
    • Undercut (Forestry) To cut a notch in one side of (a tree) so as to control the direction in which the tree falls when it is felled.
    • Undercut To cut away, as the side of an object, so as to leave an overhanging portion.
    • Undercut to sell goods or services at a price below that of (the competition or a competitor's price).
    • Undercut to weaken the effectiveness of; to undermine or sabotage (an activity).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • undercut In golf, to hit (the ball), by baffing or otherwise, so that it rises high in the air, and will not, owing to its spin, roll far after aligbting.
    • undercut In pugilism, to hit with an upward blow.
    • n undercut In lumbering, the notch cut in a tree to determine the direction in which the tree is to fall and to prevent splitting. Also called notch and nick.
    • n undercut In mining, the opening along the vein which is made at the bottom of the seam or below the ore-body, so that the shot or blast, or any subsequent cutting, shall cause the ore to fall downward when loosened.
    • n undercut Any part of the pattern used in foundry-molding which is outside of perpendiculars or normals to the face of the parting plane of the flask, so that, in drawing the pattern the sand would be unavoidably torn away by it, or which prevents the drawing of the pattern altogether. It is the reverse of taper.
    • undercut Descriptive of a bookbinders’ machine that cuts paper from the under side.
    • undercut Noting a photo-engraved plate in which the acid lias bitten too much under the lines.
    • undercut In carving and sculpture, to cut away the material so that the part affected (of the figure or design) stands free of the background, or overhangs: as, the carving of the frieze is much undercut.
    • n undercut Same as tenderloin.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Undercut un-dėr-kut′ to cut under, as a mass of coal: to strike a heavy blow upward: to go to the foundation of
    • adj Undercut made so as to cut from the under side: effected by undercutting: having the parts in relief cut under
    • n Undercut the act or effect of cutting under: a blow dealt upward: the tenderloin
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Usage

In literature:

I've undercut him a couple of times.
"A Spaceship Named McGuire" by Gordon Randall Garrett
Everywhere twenty of 'em waiting to undercut our pay.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Yet Iraq's neighbors are doing little to help it, and some are undercutting its stability.
"The Iraq Study Group Report" by United States Institute for Peace
At the same time, English whaling had been government subsidized and could undercut competition.
"The Bounty of the Chesapeake" by James Wharton
D. If the undercutting is bold and deep, and the projection of solid form unreduced, you have full relief.
"The Crown of Wild Olive" by John Ruskin
It is a long roll of undercut of beef, so long that it seems to be sold by the yard.
"Home Life in Germany" by Mrs. Alfred Sidgwick
Trim off the overlapping edge so that no undercut remains.
"Taxidermy" by Leon Luther Pray
With two chops and an undercut he laid them on their backs, and the remaining men refrained from declaring war.
"The Preacher of Cedar Mountain" by Ernest Thompson Seton
They are carved upon the pillar with great care, all their stalks undercut.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume II (of 3)," by John Ruskin
W. E. Garforth's Diamond coal cutter, one of the best known, undercuts from 5-1/2 to 6 ft.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
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In news:

Court Papers Undercut Ratings Agencies' Defense.
Obama seeks to undercut Romney's record on jobs POLL.
Search for honest man undercuts culture of corruption Mark Guydish Commentary.
Ten years ago, what worried corporate leaders most was that US competitiveness would be undercut by inadequate workforce skills.
Somewhat undercuts AWS partners offering similar services.
Meddling Neighbors Undercut Iraq Stability.
Myanmar's Ethnic Strife Undercuts Reform.
The show had a deceptively simple concept: Play music videos both new and old, adding little information nuggets on top which complemented — and undercut — the action onscreen.
Persistent worries about the safety of childhood vaccines could undercut national immununization efforts, a new survey finds.
WSDOT's secrecy undercuts its own tunnel plans.
Ford's makeover of its Fusion midsize sedan is a gorgeous delight -- undercut by some drivetrain issues in the gasoline models.
Ford's makeover of its Fusion midsize sedan is a gorgeous delight — undercut by some drivetrain issues in the gasoline models.
How to Create the Undercut .
Click image to zoom The undercut created by MODERN Facebook fan Brian Jensen.
Apple's IPad Mini Debut Leaves Rivals Room to Undercut Price.
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In science:

Both terms are simply inapplicable. One can start to see the shiftiness of the orthodox quantum philosophy which led Bell to describe it as “unprofessionally vague and ambiguous.”[1, pg 173] Ultimately, it is Stapp’s acceptance of this philosophy which undercuts his attempt to exhibit nonlocality.
Bell Locality and the Nonlocal Character of Nature
Some of the elegance of the model is undercut by the required narrow range of WD masses: ∼ 0.9 − 1.1 M(cid:12) , in order to achieve the central densities necessary to produce iron-peak elements.
Type Ia Supernovae as Stellar Endpoints and Cosmological Tools
To do this we advance the matrix using the algorithm under consideration until we undercut each of the tolerances in the list and save the corresponding statistics along the way.
How long does it take to compute the eigenvalues of a random symmetric matrix?
Experimental difficulties can undercut acrossmicroarray independence, while remaining undetectable in a permutation analysis.
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
The resist is not removed after the deep trench etching and is still thick enough to be used in the final step, a XeF2 gas etch which undercuts the silicon underneath the membrane and legs to thermally isolate the bolometers.
Antenna-coupled TES bolometer arrays for CMB polarimetry
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