high-grading

noun
high-grad·​ing | \ ˈhī-ˈgrā-diŋ How to pronounce high-grading (audio) \

Definition of high-grading

: the practice of selecting only the most healthy or valuable individuals in harvesting a natural resource (such as timber or fish)

First Known Use of high-grading

1950, in the meaning defined above

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