miscut

adjective
mis·​cut | \ ˈmis-ˌkət How to pronounce miscut (audio) , ˌmis-ˈkət \

Definition of miscut

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: badly or wrongly cut a miscut length of wood miscut keys

miscut

noun
mis·​cut | \ ˈmis-ˌkət How to pronounce miscut (audio) \
plural miscuts

Definition of miscut (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : an act or instance of cutting something badly or wrongly Follow the directions from the manufacturer and work slowly to avoid making any miscuts.— Gene Hamilton and Katie Hamilton
2 : the product or result of a bad or wrong cut … nail and screw holes or miscuts are closed with a compound filler such as Bondo.— Mike McClintock The Plexiglas sheets were miscuts and smaller pieces that Multiplastics in Mount Pleasant couldn't use.— Adam Parker

miscut

verb
mis·​cut | \ ˌmis-ˈkət How to pronounce miscut (audio) \
miscut; miscutting

Definition of miscut (Entry 3 of 3)

transitive verb

: to cut (something) badly or wrongly I drove to the Ford Dealer in town and obtained a dozen scrap Ford keys that had been miscut.— Eric J. Littleton Miscutting a piece of drywall may cost a few dollars in wasted material and a few minutes of time …— Brian Kramer

First Known Use of miscut

Adjective

1882, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1870, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1926, in the meaning defined above

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“Miscut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/miscut. Accessed 3 Oct. 2022.

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