verb (downcuts, downcutting, past and past participle downcut)[no object] Geology
(Of a river) erode downwards through its bed: the New River began downcutting (as noun downcutting) the effect of the downcutting
More example sentences
- After two winters, Canon Creek has downcut approximately 3 feet and has a deeper, more defined channel.
- Once a channel starts to downcut, it usually does not stop until it has caused a lot more erosion.
Definition of downcut in:
- The US English dictionary