Offcut

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Offcut (Bookbinding) A portion of the printed sheet, in certain sizes of books, that is cut off before folding.
    • Offcut That which is cut off.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n offcut In printing: Any excess of paper which is cut off the main sheet.
    • n offcut That part of a printed sheet which is cut from the main sheet and separately folded. In the ordinary half-sheet form of 12mo, pages 5, 6, 7, and 8 are in the offcut of the half sheet of twelve pages.
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Usage


In news:

While sweeping up offcuts from around my bandsaw, I realized two things: First, I hate sweeping.
Second, a dustpan-shaped tray attached to the bandsaw would catch most of the offcuts I was sweeping.
Butterfly Bag chair and ottoman in gray wool felt, stuffed with furniture manufacturing offcuts by Bev Hisey.
One of my woodworking friends defines offcuts as boards that are too short to be useful, but too good to throw away.
With a slot that tightly fits the blade, you get less tear-out and no trapped offcuts, with both standard blades and dado sets.
Far more than mere decoration, the intricate geometric pattern of veneer offcuts gives this wooden textile its surprisingly flexible tactile appeal.
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