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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
cutting
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a newspaper clipping/cutting (=a story cut out of a newspaper)
▪ I found some old newspaper cuttings of the band's first concert in Liverpool.
be cutting a tooth (=have one of your first teeth growing)
▪ Poor little Patrick was cutting another tooth and we had hardly had any sleep.
cutting board
cutting edge
▪ research that’s at the cutting edge of genetic science
cutting room
give...a cutting edge
▪ The team are relying on Gregg to give them a cutting edge.
grass clippings/cuttings (=pieces of cut grass)
▪ You can use your grass clippings to start your own compost pile.
press cutting
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
cost
▪ The depot is bearing the brunt of a package of cost cutting measures across three sites.
▪ That is the hit and miss effort of cost cutting.
▪ Combined with cost cutting, that enabled the group to cut its borrowings by £70 million to £136 million.
▪ Had it not been for another round of cost cutting, the group would have crept back into the black last year.
▪ At present the opportunities they provide for cost cutting are more to the fore.
▪ But as part of a council cost cutting exercise the Redcar ten mile road race will not be held this year.
grass
▪ The machine is probably most familiar when used by local councils to clean grass cuttings and leaves from pavements and footpaths.
▪ I understand that Council staff may also require access for grass cutting and trimming.
▪ It died from bloat, having eaten grass cuttings I'd left in a bin outside the paddock.
▪ They are made up of chopped leaves and grass cuttings.
▪ We use no activator; the grass cuttings and regular turning promote decomposition.
▪ And you are grass cuttings, the bush that won't flower.
newspaper
▪ Equally intriguing are the missives from my brother, the newspaper cuttings that arrive every three weeks or so.
▪ I've had newspaper cutting sent to me by other people.
▪ Then she remembered Kev's little bundle of newspaper cuttings, and she turned to Bri with a kiss.
▪ Prints of every size showing every kind of combat from medieval jousting to the latest newspaper cuttings of the Zulu War.
▪ There are special collections of country information, newspaper cuttings, market research reports and theses.
▪ This will include newspaper cuttings and the references referred to above, although taking care not to breach copyright laws.
▪ It should contain law reports, books on personal injury, journals, box files of the newspaper cuttings and videos.
▪ The bed covered in papers: old letters, plans, newspaper cuttings, legal reports, jotters.
room
▪ It was the latter which still found itself on the drawing board when the rest had hit the cutting room floor.
▪ Industry shake-ups cursed Earth Girls with a protracted delay between the cutting room and the screen.
▪ Back at the station, the film was rushed into the cutting room and we caught the programme.
■ VERB
press
▪ There are extensive collections of Regional Council committee papers and minutes, government circulars and press cuttings.
take
▪ Ensure a regular supply by taking a few sucker cuttings each year, so you always have plants at different stages of growth.
▪ You can also take cuttings from indoor chrysanthemums.
▪ However, to be on the safe side, it is better to take cuttings in August to overwinter under glass.
▪ Propagation is done by taking cuttings and simply planting them in the gravel.
▪ How should I prune it and take cuttings?
▪ Make your own plants, take cuttings or divisions from neighbours' plants, rather than buying them from nurseries.
▪ September Take cuttings from strong young shoots and root outdoors as for soft fruit.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
the cutting edge (of sth)
▪ Amazingly, he accomplished that while dancing on the cutting edge.
▪ As president of a modeling agency, Page Parkes follows the cutting edge.
▪ But the cutting edge doesn't come cheap.
▪ In fact, this white-owned company was often on the cutting edge of new directions.
▪ Settlement houses and settlement house workers were at the cutting edge of social change.
▪ The decade's retreat from the cutting edge is certainly in evidence.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Could it be that with these cuttings he is working to modify the image of the family I present?
▪ One is by the leaf bud cutting taken in May and June and stuck in a greenhouse.
▪ Railway lines channel wildlife into the city centre along their cuttings and embankments.
▪ Take cuttings of violas, taking material from healthy, non-flowering basal shoots.
▪ Tax cutting may also have passed its peak.
▪ The Forestry Commission has opened a plant centre selling cuttings from its rare flora.
▪ Then she saw that the last cutting was new to her.
II.adjective
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
board
▪ He spread an oilcloth on the table then laid the big cutting board on top of it.
▪ Turn the rice out on to a cutting board.
▪ Wood cutting boards will survive for a period but tend to crack after about a year of continuous washing.
▪ Perhaps there's hope for me yet, he thought as he unrolled the fillet on the cutting board.
corner
▪ And some of the crematoria were cutting corners.
▪ Of course this new policy is about cutting cost because it is about cutting corners in personal care.
▪ Farmers should not be tempted to risk their own lives, or those of others, by cutting corners.
▪ As with any training or fitness work, the process can never be speeded up without cutting corners.
costs
▪ Thus an industrial salesperson may be able to advise his customers on improving productivity or cutting costs.
▪ An obsession with cutting costs and with theories of self-help has downgraded public services and re-evoked images of the poor law.
▪ In a similar manner, cost-cutting exercises move always in the direction of cutting costs without a specific target.
▪ The improvement is partly the fruit of years of cutting costs.
▪ Despite lots of talk about cutting costs, each of the top studios currently has at least one money-losing blockbuster on its books.
▪ But it also ties in with cutting costs.
edge
▪ We seem to lack the cutting edge right now.
▪ But the cutting edge doesn't come cheap.
▪ She has a sharp cutting edge and woe betide the Europhile who treads on her toes.
▪ Any man who has taken his brothers to court three times since 1980 must have a cutting edge to his personality.
▪ With the advent of new candidates, their appeals needed to be freshened up and their cutting edges toughened.
▪ Despite lacking the cutting edge, Villa continued to create openings throughout the second half.
▪ There s no cutting edge at the moment.
price
▪ The cost of the compensation was being met out of the money saved by cutting price subsidies.
▪ It has set its face against cutting prices.
▪ Forecourts are drastically cutting prices after the Tesco supermarket chain announced a massive drop in the cost of a gallon.
▪ And she blasts supermarkets for failing to pass on profits to customers by cutting prices.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ At the meeting Mark made some cutting remarks about Sally, who wasn't there to defend herself.
▪ Emily always managed to say something cutting whenever we met at a party.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ But the cutting edge doesn't come cheap.
▪ Moulded, splinter-proof cutting blocks, called Barboards, are also available.
▪ The firm then experimented by making one side of the cutting knives with serrated edges, leaving the other smooth-edged.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Cutting

Cutting \Cut"ting\, a.

  1. Adapted to cut; as, a cutting tool.

  2. Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.

  3. Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply; a cutting remark.

Cutting

Cut \Cut\ (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Cut; p. pr. & vb. n. Cutting.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach short, docked, cut a bobtail, piece, Ir. cut a short tail, cutach bobtailed. Cf. Coot.]

  1. To separate the parts of with, or as with, a sharp instrument; to make an incision in; to gash; to sever; to divide.

    You must cut this flesh from off his breast.
    --Shak.

    Before the whistling winds the vessels fly, With rapid swiftness cut the liquid way.
    --Pope.

  2. To sever and cause to fall for the purpose of gathering; to hew; to mow or reap.

    Thy servants can skill to cut timer.
    --2. Chron. ii. 8

  3. To sever and remove by cutting; to cut off; to dock; as, to cut the hair; to cut the nails.

  4. To castrate or geld; as, to cut a horse.

  5. To form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, etc.; to carve; to hew out.

    Why should a man. whose blood is warm within, Sit like his grandsire cut in alabaster?
    --Shak.

    Loopholes cut through thickest shade.
    --Milton.

  6. To wound or hurt deeply the sensibilities of; to pierce; to lacerate; as, sarcasm cuts to the quick.

    The man was cut to the heart.
    --Addison.

  7. To intersect; to cross; as, one line cuts another at right angles.

  8. To refuse to recognize; to ignore; as, to cut a person in the street; to cut one's acquaintance. [Colloq.]

  9. To absent one's self from; as, to cut an appointment, a recitation. etc. [Colloq.]

    An English tradesman is always solicitous to cut the shop whenever he can do so with impunity.
    --Thomas Hamilton.

  10. (Cricket) To deflect (a bowled ball) to the off, with a chopping movement of the bat.

  11. (Billiards, etc.) To drive (an object ball) to either side by hitting it fine on the other side with the cue ball or another object ball.

  12. (Lawn Tennis, etc.) To strike (a ball) with the racket inclined or struck across the ball so as to put a certain spin on the ball.

  13. (Croquet) To drive (a ball) to one side by hitting with another ball. To cut a caper. See under Caper. To cut the cards, to divide a pack of cards into portions, in order to determine the deal or the trump, or to change the cards to be dealt. To cut both ways, to have effects both advantageous and disadvantageous. To cut corners, to deliberately do an incomplete or imperfect job in order to save time or money. To cut a dash or To cut a figure, to make a display of oneself; to give a conspicuous impression. [Colloq.] To cut down.

    1. To sever and cause to fall; to fell; to prostrate. ``Timber . . . cut down in the mountains of Cilicia.''
      --Knolles.

    2. To put down; to abash; to humble. [Obs] ``So great is his natural eloquence, that he cuts down the finest orator.''
      --Addison

    3. To lessen; to retrench; to curtail; as, to cut down expenses.

    4. (Naut.) To raze; as, to cut down a frigate into a sloop. To cut the knot or To cut the Gordian knot, to dispose of a difficulty summarily; to solve it by prompt, arbitrary action, rather than by skill or patience. To cut lots, to determine lots by cuttings cards; to draw lots. To cut off.

      1. To sever; to separate.

        I would to God, . . . The king had cut off my brother's.
        --Shak.

      2. To put an untimely death; to put an end to; to destroy. ``Iren[ae]us was likewise cut off by martyrdom.''
        --Addison.

      3. To interrupt; as, to cut off communication; to cut off (the flow of) steam from (the boiler to) a steam engine.

      4. To intercept; as,, to cut off an enemy's retreat.

    5. To end; to finish; as, to cut off further debate. To cut out.

      1. To remove by cutting or carving; as, to cut out a piece from a board.

      2. To shape or form by cutting; as, to cut out a garment. `` A large forest cut out into walks.''
        --Addison.

      3. To scheme; to contrive; to prepare; as, to cut out work for another day. ``Every man had cut out a place for himself.''
        --Addison.

      4. To step in and take the place of; to supplant; as, to cut out a rival. [Colloq.]

      5. To debar. ``I am cut out from anything but common acknowledgments.''
        --Pope.

    6. To seize and carry off (a vessel) from a harbor, or from under the guns of an enemy.

    7. to separate from the midst of a number; as, to cut out a steer from a herd; to cut out a car from a train.

    8. to discontinue; as, to cut out smoking. To cut to pieces.

      1. To cut into pieces; as, to cut cloth to pieces.

      2. To slaughter; as, to cut an army to pieces. To cut a play (Drama), to shorten it by leaving out passages, to adapt it for the stage. To cut rates (Railroads, etc.), to reduce the charges for transportation below the rates established between competing lines. To cut short, to arrest or check abruptly; to bring to a sudden termination. ``Achilles cut him short, and thus replied.'' --Dryden. To cut stick, to make off clandestinely or precipitately. To cut teeth, to put forth teeth; to have the teeth pierce through the gum and appear. To have cut one's eyeteeth, to be sharp and knowing. To cut one's wisdom teeth, to come to years of discretion. To cut under, to undersell; as, to cut under a competitor in trade; more commonly referred to as undercut. To cut up.

        1. To cut to pieces; as, to cut up an animal, or bushes.

        2. To damage or destroy; to injure; to wound; as, to cut up a book or its author by severe criticism. ``This doctrine cuts up all government by the roots.''
          --Locke.

      3. To afflict; to discourage; to demoralize; as, the death of his friend cut him up terribly. [Colloq.]
        --Thackeray.

Cutting

Cutting \Cut"ting\ (k[u^]t"t[i^]ng), n.

  1. The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.

  2. Something cut, cut off, or cut out, as a twig or scion cut off from a stock for the purpose of grafting or of rooting as an independent plant; something cut out of a newspaper; an excavation cut through a hill or elsewhere to make a way for a railroad, canal, etc.; a cut.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
Wiktionary
cutting
  1. 1 (context not comparable English) That is used for cutting. 2 Of remarks, criticism, etc., potentially hurtful. n. 1 (context countable uncountable English) The action of the verb to '''cut'''. 2 (context countable English) A section removed from the larger whole. 3 (context countable English) A newspaper clipping. 4 (context countable English) A leaf, stem, branch, or root removed from a plant and cultivated to grow a new plant. 5 (context countable English) An abridged selection of written work, often intended for performance. 6 (context uncountable English) The editing of film or other recordings. 7 (context uncountable English) Self-harm; the act of cutting one's own skin. 8 (context countable English) A narrow passage, dig for a road, railway or canal to go through. v

  2. (present participle of cut English)

WordNet
cutting

See cut

cut
  1. adj. separated into parts or laid open or penetrated with a sharp edge or instrument; "the cut surface was mottled"; "cut tobacco"; "blood from his cut forehead"; "bandages on her cut wrists" [ant: uncut]

  2. fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet" [ant: uncut]

  3. with parts removed; "the drastically cut film" [syn: shortened]

  4. made neat and tidy by trimming; "his neatly trimmed hair" [syn: trimmed] [ant: untrimmed]

  5. (used of grass or vegetation) cut down with a hand implement or machine; "the smell of new-mown hay" [syn: mown] [ant: unmown]

  6. (of pages of a book) having the folds of the leaves trimmed or slit; "the cut pages of the book" [ant: uncut]

  7. (of a male animal) having the testicles removed; "a cut horse" [syn: emasculated, gelded]

  8. having a long rip or tear; "a split lip" [syn: split]

  9. wounded by cutting deeply; "got a gashed arm in a knife fight"; "had a slashed cheek from the broken glass" [syn: gashed, slashed]

  10. cut down; "the tree is down" [syn: cut down, down]

  11. (used of rates or prices) reduced usually sharply; "the slashed prices attracted buyers" [syn: slashed]

  12. mixed with water; "sold cut whiskey"; "a cup of thinned soup" [syn: thinned, weakened]

  13. [also: cutting]

cut
  1. n. the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"

  2. a wound made by cutting; "he put a bandage over the cut" [syn: gash, slash, slice]

  3. a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass [syn: cut of meat]

  4. a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc; "he played the first cut on the cd"; "the title track of the album" [syn: track]

  5. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn: cutting]

  6. a share of the profits; "everyone got a cut of the earnings"

  7. a step on some scale; "he is a cut above the the rest"

  8. a trench resembling a furrow that was made by erosion or excavation [syn: gash]

  9. (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next; "the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt"

  10. the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess" [syn: cutting]

  11. the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage; "an editor's deletions frequently upset young authors"; "both parties agreed on the excision of the proposed clause" [syn: deletion, excision]

  12. the style in which a garment is cut; "a dress of traditional cut"

  13. the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut" [syn: cutting, cutting off]

  14. in baseball; a batter's attempt to hit a pitched ball; "he took a vicious cut at the ball" [syn: baseball swing, swing]

  15. a remark capable of wounding mentally; "the unkindest cut of all" [syn: stinger]

  16. a canal made by erosion or excavation

  17. a refusal to recognize someone you know; "the snub was clearly intentional" [syn: snub, cold shoulder]

  18. (sports) a stroke that puts reverse spin on the ball; "cuts do not bother a good tennis player" [syn: undercut]

  19. the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual" [syn: cutting]

  20. an unexcused absence from class; "he was punished for taking too many cuts in his math class"

  21. [also: cutting]

cutting
  1. adj. (of speech) harsh or hurtful in tone or character; "cutting remarks"; "edged satire"; "a stinging comment" [syn: edged, stinging]

  2. unpleasantly cold and damp; "bleak winds of the North Atlantic" [syn: bleak, raw]

  3. as physically painful as if caused by a sharp instrument; "a cutting wind"; "keen winds"; "knifelike cold"; "piercing knifelike pains"; "piercing cold"; "piercing criticism"; "a stabbing pain"; "lancinating pain" [syn: keen, knifelike, piercing, stabbing, lancinate, lancinating]

  4. suitable for cutting or severing; "a cutting tool"; "the cutting edge"

cutting
  1. n. the activity of selecting the scenes to be shown and putting them together to create a film [syn: film editing]

  2. a part (sometimes a root or leaf or bud) removed from a plant to propagate a new plant through rooting or grafting [syn: slip]

  3. the act of cutting something into parts; "his cuts were skillful"; "his cutting of the cake made a terrible mess" [syn: cut]

  4. a piece cut off from the main part of something

  5. an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine; "he searched through piles of letters and clippings" [syn: clipping, newspaper clipping, press clipping, press cutting]

  6. cutting away parts to create a desired shape [syn: carving]

  7. the division of a deck of cards before dealing; "he insisted that we give him the last cut before every deal"; "the cutting of the cards soon became a ritual" [syn: cut]

  8. the act of penetrating or opening open with a sharp edge; "his cut in the lining revealed the hidden jewels" [syn: cut]

  9. the act of diluting something; "the cutting of whiskey with water"; "the thinning of paint with turpentine" [syn: thinning]

  10. the act of shortening something by cutting off the ends; "the barber gave him a good cut" [syn: cut, cutting off]

cut
  1. v. separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope"

  2. cut down on; make a reduction in; "reduce your daily fat intake"; "The employer wants to cut back health benefits" [syn: reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, trim down, trim back, bring down]

  3. turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right" [syn: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew]

  4. make an incision or separation; "cut along the dotted line"

  5. discharge from a group; "The coach cut two players from the team"

  6. form by probing, penetrating, or digging; "cut a hole"; "cut trenches"; "The sweat cut little rivulets into her face"

  7. style and tailor in a certain fashion; "cut a dress" [syn: tailor]

  8. hit (a ball) with a spin so that it turns in the opposite direction; "cut a pingpong ball"

  9. make out and issue; "write out a check"; "cut a ticket"; "Please make the check out to me" [syn: write out, issue, make out]

  10. cut and assemble the components of; "edit film"; "cut recording tape" [syn: edit, edit out]

  11. intentionally fail to attend; "cut class" [syn: skip]

  12. informal: be able to manage or manage successfully; "I can't hack it anymore"; "she could not cut the long days in the office" [syn: hack]

  13. give the appearance or impression of; "cut a nice figure"

  14. move (one's fist); "his opponent cut upward toward his chin"

  15. pass directly and often in haste; "We cut through the neighbor's yard to get home sooner"

  16. pass through or across; "The boat cut the water"

  17. make an abrupt change of image or sound; "cut from one scene to another"

  18. stop filming; "cut a movie scene"

  19. make a recording of; "cut the songs"; "She cut all of her major titles again"

  20. record a performance on (a medium); "cut a record"

  21. create by duplicating data; "cut a disk"; "burn a CD" [syn: burn]

  22. form or shape by cutting or incising; "cut paper dolls"

  23. perform or carry out; "cut a caper"

  24. function as a cutting instrument; "This knife cuts well"

  25. allow incision or separation; "This bread cuts easily"

  26. divide a deck of cards at random into two parts to make selection difficult; "Wayne cut"; "She cut the deck for a long time"

  27. cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch; "Turn off the stereo, please"; "cut the engine"; "turn out the lights" [syn: switch off, turn off, turn out] [ant: switch on]

  28. reap or harvest; "cut grain"

  29. fell by sawing; hew; "The Vietnamese cut a lot of timber while they occupied Cambodia"

  30. penetrate injuriously; "The glass from the shattered windshield cut into her forehead"

  31. refuse to acknowledge; "She cut him dead at the meeting" [syn: ignore, disregard, snub]

  32. shorten as if by severing the edges or ends of; "cut my hair"

  33. weed out unwanted or unnecessary things; "We had to lose weight, so we cut the sugar from our diet" [syn: prune, rationalize, rationalise]

  34. dissolve by breaking down the fat of; "soap cuts grease"

  35. have a reducing effect; "This cuts into my earnings"

  36. cease, stop; "cut the noise"; "We had to cut short the conversation" [syn: cut off]

  37. reduce in scope while retaining essential elements; "The manuscript must be shortened" [syn: abridge, foreshorten, abbreviate, shorten, contract, reduce] [ant: elaborate]

  38. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture; "cut bourbon" [syn: dilute, thin, thin out, reduce]

  39. have grow through the gums; "The baby cut a tooth"

  40. grow through the gums; "The new tooth is cutting"

  41. cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses); "the vet gelded the young horse" [syn: geld]

  42. [also: cutting]

Wikipedia
Cutting

Cutting is the separation of a physical object, into two or more portions, through the application of an acutely directed force.

Implements commonly used for cutting are the knife and saw, or in medicine and science the scalpel and microtome. However, any sufficiently sharp object is capable of cutting if it has a hardness sufficiently larger than the object being cut, and if it is applied with sufficient force. Even liquids can be used to cut things when applied with sufficient force (see water jet cutter).

Cutting (plant)

A plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking. A stem cutting produces new roots, and a root cutting produces new stems. Some plants can be grown from leaf pieces, called leaf cuttings, which produce both stems and roots. The scions used in grafting are also called cuttings.

Cutting (automobile)

The Cutting was an automobile manufactured in Jackson, Michigan by the Clark-Carter Automobile Company from 1909-11, and the Cutting Motor Car Company from 1911-12. The Cutting was a powerful automobile using engines from Milwaukee, Model, and Wisconsin ranging from 30-60 hp. Cuttings have been entered into the Indianapolis 500 in 1911 & 1912. Prices ranged from $1,200 to $1,500. The company failed in 1912 due to lack of sufficient capital.

Cutting (disambiguation)

Cutting is the division or separation of a physical object with an edged instrument.

Cutting or cuttings may also refer to:

  • Cutting (automobile)
  • Cutting in line, the act of entering a queue at any position other than the end
  • Cutting (plant), a technique for plant propagation
  • Cutting (sport), an equestrian event
  • Cutting (transportation), an excavation to make way for a transport route
  • Cutting, Moselle, France
  • Weight cutting, the practice of rapid weight loss prior to a sporting competition
  • Cutting in, the act of taking a dance partner from another
  • Film editing
  • A bodybuilding strategy
  • A form of self-harm
  • The act of using a cutting agent to dilute drugs
  • The act of competing in or winning a cutting contest, a type of musical battle
  • Drill cuttings, broken bits of solid material removed by drilling
  • A form of Naval boarding, popular during the age of sail.
Cutting (sport)

Cutting is a western-style equestrian competition in which a horse and rider work as a team before a judge or panel of judges to demonstrate the horse's athleticism and ability to handle cattle during a minute performance, called a "run." Each contestant is assisted by four helpers: two are designated as turnback help to keep cattle from running off to the back of the arena, and the other two are designated as herd holders to keep the cattle bunched together and prevent potential strays from escaping into the work area. Cutting cattle are typically young steers and heifers that customarily range in size from . They are of Angus or Hereford lineage or possibly a mix of crossbred beef cattle with Charolais or Brahman lineage.

A contestant is required to make at least two cuts from the herd, one of which must be a cut from deep inside the herd while the other(s) can be peeled from the edges. Once the selected cow has been driven clear of the herd, the contestant commits the horse by dropping the rein hand to feed slack and give the horse its head. At that point, it is almost entirely up to the horse (with the exception of leg cues from the rider) to prevent the cow from returning to the herd; a job the best horses do with relish, savvy, and style. Judges score a run on a scale from 60 to 80, with 70 being an average score.

Cutting is a sport born of necessity and dates back to a time when ranchers in the American West hired cowboys to work and sort through herds of cattle out on the open range, separating those in need of branding or doctoring. From the open range to the indoor arena, cutting has grown into a widely recognized sport with sanctioned events, some of which offer added monies and awards comprising million dollar purses. Cutting horse competition is primarily governed by the rules and regulations established by the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) located in Fort Worth, Texas. There are also NCHA affiliates in Australia and Europe. However, there are some cutting events that are neither sponsored by nor sanctioned by the NCHA which may be governed by a slightly different set of rules, such as cutting events sanctioned by the American Cutting Horse Association, a separate entity not affiliated with the NCHA, or those limited to a single horse breed and sanctioned by a breed association.

Usage examples of "cutting".

There were his irrigation boots and a spade for cutting water out of the Acequia del Monte into his back field, or into his apple and plum trees, or into his garden.

But he let Addle play the Fates, spinning out the length of the kiss and cutting it when she saw fit.

But a simpler interpretation of the data suggests it to have been a purely physical effect caused by DDT particles adsorbing to the outside surfaces of the algae and cutting down the light supply.

The second hit the fuselage aft of the jet exhaust, cutting the aircraft in half.

Fausta as the other women bustled around her, cutting the cord and helping her to deliver the afterbirth while the maids washed and swaddled the child.

Apart from running miles all over the place, we had long periods of PT down on the rain-swept prom with the wind cutting in from the sea on I ALL THYNGS WISE AND WONDERFUL133 our goose-pimpled limbs.

They behaved in a professional way, cutting me like that, and there is something strangely amateurish too.

His cutting out the tangle of abnormal vessels, the capsular angioma that he suspected, while leaving the rest of the anatomy intact, was so tricky the operation itself could further destroy neurons, making her worse off and possibly killing her.

The amount of territory given up to the serfs by the Emancipation Act of 1861 was about one-half of the arable land of the whole empire, so that the experiment of cutting up the large properties of a country, and the formation instead of a landed peasantry, has now been tried on a sufficiently large scale for a quarter of a century to enable the world to judge of its success or failure.

To strengthen it Lord Grimthorpe built buttresses, naturally following the division of the upper part of the walls, but thereby cutting across the arcading of the cloister walk in a most ugly fashion.

About to give a cutting retort, Lysie remembered that the argumentative, arrogant Argon was her only hope of staying alive, and wisely shut her mouth again.

Nursing my arm, I looked up through streaming tears at the man behind it and caught my breath, cutting off the noise I was making, almost as if they had also managed to thump me in the solar plexus.

I only knew of Asye as a name to curse by when I stabbed my thumb, cutting a quill.

The full-court press, passes out of the double-team, the pick-and-roll, cutting off the passing lanes, a tip-in from a high-flying forward soaring from out of nowhere all constitute a coordination of intellect and athleticism, a harmony of mind and body.

The two heads, one hoary and aged and the other young and bright, leaned together as the duke of Avaria and the duchess of Fesse bent close in intimate conversation The door closed, cutting them off, and Hanna felt rushed along as Hugh led his retinue at a brisk pace under shaded porticos and out across the blistering hot courtyard that separated the regnal palace from the one where the skopos dwelled.