cutting edge

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noun
  1. the sharp edge of a cutting implement.

  2. forefront; lead: on the cutting edge of computer technology.

Origin of cutting edge

1
First recorded in 1950–55

Other words from cutting edge

  • cutting-edge, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for cutting edge

cutting edge

noun
  1. the leading position in any field; forefront: on the cutting edge of space technology

adjectivecutting-edge
  1. at the forefront of people or things in a field of activity; leading: cutting-edge technology

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