Definition of off-grain in English:

off-grain

adverb

Textiles
  • Against the direction of or out of alignment with the threads of a fabric.

adjective

Textiles
  • Having the pattern on a fabric out of alignment with the grain; having the grain of the fabric out of alignment with the cloth.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in McCall's Sewing. From off + grain.

Pronunciation

off-grain

/ˌɒfˈɡreɪn/