marked by a procedure of trial and error; empirical: Many scientific advances are achieved with a cut-and-try approach.

Nearby words

  1. cut up,
  2. cut velvet,
  3. cut-and-cover,
  4. cut-and-dried,
  5. cut-and-paste,
  6. cut-card work,
  7. cut-grass,
  8. cut-in,
  9. cut-offs,
  10. cut-pile

Origin of cut-and-try

First recorded in 1900–05 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cut-and-try

  • And the physical sciences were deciphered only slowly, by a process of cut-and-try and cut-and-try again.

    Dead Giveaway|Gordon Randall Garrett
  • This method does away with the "cut-and-try" process, and will bring the finishing cut within 0.001 inch of the required size.

  • And, time after time, only cut-and-try methods were available for correcting his errors.

    Anything You Can Do ...|Gordon Randall Garrett