Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In civil engineering, earth or other material brought from a place where there is an excess to fill up a cutting or place where there is a deficiency.
  • noun The place whence this extra earth is brought; the excavation made in procuring it.

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Examples

  • Mr. Bell ' s confidence is such that he felt able to skip down to North before he had scored and bop him over the top, back-cutting to the fence soon afterwards to show that there are not many better movers to spin right now than Mr. Bell.

    Australia Tortured by Tremendous Pietersen

  • Z's back-cutting and catching the Piston's gazing at Bron's navel.

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  • William Gurstelle demonstrates the slick, back-cutting action of a super-sharp Japanese saw.

    MAKE Magazine

  • In the Toolbox segment, William Gurstelle demonstrates the slick, back-cutting action of a super-sharp Japanese saw.

    MAKE Magazine

  • Lovely stroke, Boucher back-cutting Collingwood for four.

    Sand Mountain Reporter: News

  • Said Eric Hayes: "They were back-cutting and driving.

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