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


  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.


  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. New Jersey:

    Stop-and-frisk would be back in about five minutes and we would empower the police, not undercut them.

  2. 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.

  3. Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin:

    I'm not sure it's going to happen because there are some unfortunately deliberate, or not deliberate, attempts to undercut the Vienna documents and we don't want to see that.

  4. The Republican lawmaker:

    This idea that you’re going to get money from the federal government but then try to undercut federal law and federal law enforcement – that just doesn’t sit well with American taxpayers but it’s also not good policy.

  5. Cyndi Roy Gonzalez:

    People should be troubled by any attempt by members of Congress to silence or undercut basic investigatory authority by a state attorney general's office, our office will not be intimidated by oil industry-backed members of the U.S. House of Representatives.

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