Meaning of CUTTING in English
[noun] [C]A cutting (US also clipping) is an article which has been cut from a newspaper.The noticeboard was covered with press cuttings.A cutting can also be a piece cut off from a plant which can be used to grow another plant of the same type in a different place.Would you like a cutting from my rose bush/apple tree?A cutting is also a deep, narrow passage made through a hill for a road, railway or canal.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012