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undercut

Forestry chiefly US and Canadian a notch cut in a tree trunk, to ensure a clean break in felling

Undercut

In stonework, to cut away a lower part, leaving a projection above that serves the function of a drip. To rout a groove back from the edge of an overhanging member.

undercut

[′ən·dər‚kət]
(electronics)
Undesirable lateral etching by chemicals in the fabrication of semiconductor devices.
(engineering)
Underside recess either cut or molded into an object so as to leave a topside lip or protuberance.
(metallurgy)
An unfilled groove melted into the base metal at the toe of a weld.
To fail to machine a part to a sufficient extent.
(mining engineering)
To cut below or in the lower part of a coal bed by chipping away the coal with a pick or mining machine; cutting is usually done on the level of the floor of the mine, extending laterally the entire face and 5 or 6 feet (1.5 or 1.8 meters) into the material.

undercut

1. In stonework, to cut away a lower part, leaving a projection above that serves the function of a drip.
2. To rout a groove or channel (a drip) back from the edge of an overhanging member.
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Undercut parts present many challenges to designers and molders, but technology is always evolving to meet them.
Undercuts are molded along the bottom perimeter and rear of the parts to attach the housing to a metal base plate without fasteners, reducing secondary operations and improving cosmetics.
Going to war for faulty reasons undercuts everything that follows, especially when those who made the mistakes stubbornly refuse to acknowledge them.
The European Union said that the bilateral agreements signed in 1944 technically compel it to force airlines not to undercut each other on routes outside of the EU.
Italian authorities surprised airlines by demanding that around 40 foreign carriers should not undercut Alitalia's fares on certain routes outside the European Union.
The dexel model (line segment representation) enables efficient geometric reasoning and can quickly provide complete con figuration results, including not only a component model but also models of the cover die, ejector die, undercut, slide and die bases.
The second type (Figure 5) has an undercut at the flange/barrel junction to eliminate the radius problem.
It even undercuts the Ford Ka, which is pounds 355 dearer in its most basic form.
But as their controversial new orange away strips went on sale today, it emerged they were being undercut.
Highly structured argument--in which the outcome was known by the author from the beginning, digressiveness was a fault to be kept in check, and the mind was organized within an inch of its life--not only took less care for the needs of the ear, but led to a studied emotional disengagement, and eventually undercut the force of religious prose.
Joe McCarthy, he undercut a serious matter with a self-serving sideshow.
While Anthony Brundage some years ago argued that the new poor law enabled local elites to hold onto power, Peter Dunkley refutes this view, demonstrating that the New Poor Law undercut paternalism, and Philip Harling argues that in fact the New Poor Law was fairly capable of imposing its centralized authority, despite localized resistence.