clear-cutting

noun clear-cut·ting \ ˈklir-ˌkə-tiŋ \

Definition of clear-cutting

: the removal of all the trees in an area of forest
  • Long considered a "trash_tree" by the timber industry, the number of Pacific yews has been drastically reduced—perhaps halved—by clear-cutting, the logging practice that totally strips a targeted area.
  • —Rob Nicholson
  • … the clear-cutting of chestnut trees ahead of the spreading disease.
  • —Sandra L. Anagnostakis

clear-cut

play \ˈklir-ˌkət\ verb

First Known Use of clear-cutting

1922

in the meaning defined above

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