Definition of cut-and-cover in English:

cut-and-cover

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noun

[mass noun]
  • A method of building a tunnel by making a cutting which is then lined and covered over: [as modifier]: a cut-and-cover tunnel
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    • The line that runs beneath 41st Street was constructed later using cut-and-cover as well as tunneling techniques.
    • The architects of later pyramids ensured that there was adequate access to underground chambers by using cut-and-cover techniques rather than tunnelling.
    • The cut-and-cover lines are so much more pleasant than the deep-down tracks.

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