Cutting vs slashing

I'm speaking of 'slashing' in terms of the cutting movement.

'Slash' is a much more narrowly defined word than 'cut', which covers a wide variety of cutting movements.

So all such 'slashing' qualifies as 'cutting', but not all 'cutting' qualifies as slashing'.

Do you all agree?

Is there a good, more narrowly defined English word for the kind of controlled 'sawing' cutting action one uses for meat and bread and such -- apart from slice, that is!


  • DavidCrosbieDavidCrosbie ✭✭✭
    edited June 2018

    I think cut should be defined not in terms of movement but in terms of implement and effect.

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