Pronunciation: (klēr'kut' for 1, 2; klēr'kut" for 3–5),[key] —adj., n., v.,-cut,-cut•ting.
—adj. 1. formed with or having clearly defined outlines: a face with clear-cut features. 2. unambiguously clear; completely evident; definite: His sale of secrets was a clear-cut example of treachery. 3. of or pertaining to a section of forest where all trees have been cut down for harvesting.
—n. a section of forest where all trees have been cut down for harvesting.
—v.t. to fell all the trees in (a section of forest) for harvesting. Also,clear' cut",clear'cut"(for defs. 3–5).