a cut consisting of a rectangular girdle, often faceted, with two or more tiers of narrow facets running parallel to the girdle on both the crown and the pavilion: used especially in stones in which color is more important than brilliance.
- Also called trap cut.
- step-cut, adjective
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How to use step cut in a sentence
Every fresh step cut off her retreat, and put another bar between herself and safety.A Fourth Form Friendship | Angela Brazil
The only remaining type of cutting that is in very general use is the step cut (sometimes known as trap cut).A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public | Frank Bertram Wade
The ruby is usually cut in the form of the brilliant, like the diamond, but sometimes the step cut is advantageously employed.