backs and cutters

plural noun

: any two main series of fractures that produce jointed rock structure by crossing each other at steep angles
used in quarrying

Word History

First Known Use

1853, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of backs and cutters was in 1853

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“Backs and cutters.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/backs%20and%20cutters. Accessed 12 Jun. 2024.

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