single cut

  1. a simple form of brilliant cut, having eight facets above and eight facets below the girdle, as well as the table, and usually a culet.

Origin of single cut

First recorded in 1825–35
  • Also called eight cut, Old English cut.

Words Nearby single cut

Other definitions for single-cut (2 of 2)

[ sing-guhl-kuht ]

  1. noting a file having a series of parallel cutting ridges in one direction only. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use single cut in a sentence

  • A file whose teeth are in parallel ridges only is called single-cut or float-cut.

  • He dismounted, and with a single cut beneath the under jaw showed me how to take out the tongue properly.

  • The smoothing is done with a very fine single-cut file, or if very particular, a float file is used.

    Farm Mechanics | Herbert A. Shearer
  • A single cut of my keen blade severed the thong; and I was detached on the instant.

    The Wild Huntress | Mayne Reid
  • He flung himself from his horse, and drawing his knife, with a single cut severed the thong that bound him.

    The War Trail | Mayne Reid