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Undercut   /ˈəndərkˌət/   Listen

The material removed by a cut made underneath.
The tender meat of the loin muscle on each side of the vertebral column.  Synonym: tenderloin.
A notch cut in the trunk of tree in order to determine the direction of its fall.
(sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball.  Synonym: cut.
A cut made underneath to remove material.

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"Undercut" Quotes from Famous Books

... alarmed the French in particular, who could visualize thousands of the United States' best sailors going over to their enemies the English. The remedy was suggested: make France the most attractive market for U.S. whale oil. At the same time, English whaling had been government subsidized and could undercut competition. ...
— The Bounty of the Chesapeake - Fishing in Colonial Virginia • James Wharton

... It could not have come about, still less could it last, were there not an honest and widespread belief that without duties the variety of industries needful to make a civilized and prosperous nation could not be attained in young countries where nascent enterprises are almost certain to be undercut and undersold by the giant capitalists and cheaper labour of the old world. Such a belief may conceivably be an economic mistake, but those who hold it need not be thought mere directors or tools of selfish and corrupt rings. The Colony will not adopt Free Trade unless ...
— The Long White Cloud • William Pember Reeves

... that. They're threatening me. They say they'll undercut me till my trade's gone. I'm too old to ...
— The Foolish Lovers • St. John G. Ervine

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