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noun Jewelry.

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.

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Also called trap cut.

Origin of step cut

First recorded in 1860–65
step-cut, adjective
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