Definitions

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  • n. A cut through a hill or mountain for the purposes of building a road through it, rather than over it.

Etymologies

road +‎ cut (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • A sixty-eight-year-old Cape Town retiree, driving with his wife on backveld roads in the Karoo, had stopped to look for fossils at a roadcut when he had a fatal heart attack.

    Memory Wall

  • Consequently, I'm sticking mostly to frozen and muddy roads these days and not doing much hiking around where would I find an outcrop - maybe in a roadcut.

    Another Day

  • These photos were taken on Highway 50 near Austin Summit (elev 7484'), just uphill from last week's Austin Summit roadcut photos (also between Milepost 27 and Milepost 28).

    Geology on the Road: Highway 50 #2

  • I had ten students , 5 were YEC , one at the start thought dinosaurs were made up by wicked evolutionists but went home with some dinosaur bits found in a roadcut.

    Creationism at the Geological Society of America - The Panda's Thumb

  • In 1994, a research team led by Kirk Johnson, curator of paleontology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, discovered the fossil remains of a 64-million-year-old forest in a roadcut near Denver, Colorado.

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • Her voice was rough; her back was against the rock wall of the roadcut.

    Elephant Song

  • On my way home from tutoring in town, I passed a truck pulled over in a roadcut.

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  • On a whim (well, to check my tires) I visited one last roadcut and stared at the

    About.com Geology

  • A project for a clastic sedimentology class I was taking at the time required us to go visit a nearby roadcut outcrop, collect some data, and then synthesize our observations and interpretations.

    Clastic Detritus

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