top cut

top cut

[¦täp ‚kət]
(mining engineering)
A machine cut made in the coal at or near the top of the working face in a mine.

top cut

The vertical cut at the upper end of a rafter.
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The result, combined with Cardiff City's win at Ipswich Town, saw Wolves' lead at the top cut to nine points with 13 games left.
The league leaders have had their lead at the top cut to just two points after they suffered a 1-0 defeat at York City last week.
A first-half penalty from Mark McGuigan followed by a second-half Jamie Longworth strike saw Stirling's lead at the top cut to two points.
Chepstow's victory sees Newbridge's lead at the top cut to 21 points.
KILLINGWORTH YPC saw their lead at the top cut to four points when they drew 2-2 at home to Prudhoe Youth Club.
Early Carnbane Premier Division leaders Killowen Celtic saw their gap at the top cut to two points when they were beaten 5-3 at Killeavey.
When chain saws came on the scene, the same technique was used, but instead of chopping out a notch, the top cut was made with the saw, hopefully meeting the bottom cut evenly.
Alternatively you could use a large, empty plastic bottle, with the top cut off.
5 Top cut / top cap of 5 g/t gold has been used to reduce 8 composited samples to 5 g/t gold.
Extensive post blending is carried out to ensure that each batch is completely consistent and product is regularly sampled to ensure that moisture, top cut, average particle size, loading, colour and specific gravity are all within tolerance.
The Bluebirds have seen their lead at the top cut to four points after three games without a win.
The reverse, coupled with Bangor City's win at Port Talbot, has now seen the Saints' lead at the top cut to just one point with two games remaining in the campaign.