(a.) Chilling; penetrating; sharp; as, a cutting wind.
(a.) Severe; sarcastic; biting; as, a cutting reply.
(n.) The act or process of making an incision, or of severing, felling, shaping, etc.
(n.) 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.
(n.) The act or process of making nets or network, or of forming meshes, as for fancywork, fishing nets, etc.
(n.) A piece of network; any fabric, made of cords, threads, wires, or the like, crossing one another with open spaces between.
(n.) A network of ropes used for various purposes, as for holding the hammocks when not in use, also for stowing sails, and for hoisting from the gunwale to the rigging to hinder an enemy from boarding.