Pronunciation: (klēr'kut' for 1, 2; klēr'kut" for 3–5), [key]
—adj., n., v., -cut, -cut•ting.
1. formed with or having clearly defined outlines: a face with clear-cut features.
2. unambiguously clear; completely evident; definite: His sale of secrets was a clear-cut example of treachery.
3. of or pertaining to a section of forest where all trees have been cut down for harvesting.
a section of forest where all trees have been cut down for harvesting.
to fell all the trees in (a section of forest) for harvesting. Also,clear' cut",clear'cut" (for defs. 3–5).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.