Definition of rotary-cut 

: spirally sliced from a log with a rotary lathe rotary-cut veneers

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of rotary-cut

1877, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about rotary-cut

Share rotary-cut

Statistics for rotary-cut

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for rotary-cut

The first known use of rotary-cut was in 1877

See more words from the same year

Comments on rotary-cut

What made you want to look up rotary-cut? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to teach someone the beliefs of a group

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!