- the sharp edge of a cutting implement.
- forefront; lead: on the cutting edge of computer technology.
Origin of cutting edge
Related Words for cutting edgeforefront, innovation, vanguard, advancement, avant-garde, fore, front, invention, pioneer, point, spearhead, van
Examples from the Web for cutting edge
Contemporary Examples of cutting edge
It is cutting-edge products like these that are helping define this new age of wireless entertainment.New Innovations Let You Watch TV Anywhere You Go
December 8, 2014
She was researching the most cutting-edge, experimental, and possibly toxic drugs before she considered going back to basics.How to Make Doctors Irrelevant
April 23, 2014
Where were the cutting-edge studies supportive of [my] view?My Debate With an ‘Intelligent Design’ Theorist
Karl W. Giberson
April 21, 2014
And we needed someone who could organize a cutting-edge ground-game that united all sides of the party.Can ‘the Traitor’ Jesse Benton Unite the GOP?
March 28, 2014
The cutting-edge forensic work that it took to bring them into custody from abroad is retold with great aplomb by Levington.This Week’s Hot Reads: March 3, 2014
March 3, 2014
Historical Examples of cutting edge
“Makes you feel like using a phone is a really futuristic, cutting-edge activity,” he said.Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
The cutting-edge should descend upon a strip of copper inserted in the iron, to prevent it from being dulled.Sheep, Swine, and Poultry
The bearing brackets for the hydraulic jacks were attached, as at the south shaft, to the inside of the cutting-edge brackets.Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, vol. LXVIII, Sept. 1910
James H. Brace, Francis Mason and S. H. Woodard
Bear in mind that the shape of the cut made by the plane will be a reversed copy of the shape of the cutting-edge.
Try to grind squarely across the chisel—that is, to have the cutting-edge at right angles to the lengthways edge of the tool.
- the leading position in any field; forefronton the cutting edge of space technology
- at the forefront of people or things in a field of activity; leadingcutting-edge technology
also cutting-edge, 1825 in the literal sense (often at first with reference to plows); figurative sense is from 1964.