What does undercut mean?

Definitions for undercutˌʌn dərˈkʌt; ˈʌn dərˌkʌt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word undercut.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. undercut(noun)

    the material removed by a cut made underneath

  2. tenderloin, undercut(noun)

    the tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column

  3. undercut(noun)

    a notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall

  4. cut, undercut(noun)

    (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball

    "cuts do not bother a good tennis player"

  5. undercut(verb)

    a cut made underneath to remove material

  6. undersell, undercut(verb)

    sell cheaper than one's competition

  7. undercut(verb)

    cut away material from the underside of (an object) so as to leave an overhanging portion in relief

  8. undercut(verb)

    cut away the underpart of

    "undercut a vein of ore"

  9. undercut(verb)

    strike (the ball) in golf, tennis, or hockey obliquely downward so as to give a backspin or elevation to the shot

  10. undercut(verb)

    cut obliquely into (a tree) below the main cut and on the side toward which the tree will fall

Wiktionary

  1. undercut(Noun)

    A cut made in the lower part of something; the material so removed.

  2. undercut(Noun)

    The notch cut in a tree to direct its fall when being felled.

  3. undercut(Verb)

    To sell (something) at a lower price, or to work for lower wages, than a competitor.

  4. undercut(Verb)

    To create an overhang by cutting away material from underneath.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Undercut(noun)

    the lower or under side of a sirloin of beef; the fillet

  2. Undercut(verb)

    to cut away, as the side of an object, so as to leave an overhanging portion

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Undercut

    un-dėr-kut′, v.t. to cut under, as a mass of coal: to strike a heavy blow upward: to go to the foundation of.—adj. made so as to cut from the under side: effected by undercutting: having the parts in relief cut under.—n. Un′dercut, the act or effect of cutting under: a blow dealt upward: the tenderloin.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of undercut in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of undercut in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Andrew Cooper:

    But what it means is there's a huge amount of messiness, a tilting toward informality (so) the legitimacy of present leaders is somewhat undercut.

  2. Scott Stewart:

    The problems are not going to go away as long as the ideology of jihadism … continue to try and destabilize and take over governments … we really need to work with our allies in the region … to work towards an ideological solution where Muslims themselves can undercut the ideology of jihadism.

  3. Ali Vaez:

    Some Iranian leaders believe that in case of failure, they can count on their neighbors to skirt the sanctions and bank on big power rivalries to undercut the restrictions, but this strategy's success is far from certain, likewise, Russia and China have repeatedly sided with the West in isolating Iran. Similarly doubtful is how much more the economy could recover without meaningful sanctions relief, amidst plummeting oil prices.

  4. Jeff Shesol:

    We really consciously wanted to undercut the narrative that was developing in the media that he could not stand the idea that he had to give up the microphone, that all the action was with Hillary Clinton and Al Gore and he must of course be miserable, it was the biggest reaction I had ever seen in the hall. It was a success on the terms that we had set out from the beginning. One was to be funny, the other was to change the perception.

  5. Army Lt. Col. Michael Waltz:

    The longer we tell the region we are leaving, the more the Afghan populous and regional governments like China, Pakistan, and Iran even the Afghan government are start hedging against us rather than working with us, the problems are not going to go away as long as the ideology of jihadism … continue to try and destabilize and take over governments … we really need to work with our allies in the region … to work towards an ideological solution where Muslims themselves can undercut the ideology of jihadism.

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