Definition of downcut in English:


verbdowncuts, downcutting, 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’
    • ‘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.’