over·​cut | \ ˌō-vər-ˈkət How to pronounce overcut (audio) \
overcut; overcutting; overcuts

Definition of overcut

transitive verb

: to cut excessively specifically : to cut timber from (a forest) in excess of annual growth or an allotted annual amount

Examples of overcut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Excess force will cause the chisel to overcut as its bevel is driven into the wood. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make an Heirloom Toolbox," 25 Feb. 2020 Recently a new neighbor moved in and proceeded to overcut several palm trees near the property line. Gary Singer, sun-sentinel.com, "Ask a real estate pro: Neighbor’s landscaper killed my trees and city is dinging me. What can I do?," 7 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of overcut

1897, in the meaning defined above

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“Overcut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overcut. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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