Definition of offcut in English:

offcut

noun

British
  • A piece of waste material that is left behind after cutting a larger piece:

    ‘a timber offcut’
    ‘offcuts of carpet’
    • ‘Being employed full-time at Nakara, where she displays and sells her art, she has access to offcuts that are too small for anything but her unusual application.’
    • ‘Poor old Sofia has been down to her local carpet warehouse and snapped up a few offcuts of a revolting cerise floor covering.’
    • ‘Suddenly for no apparent reason I had a flash of inspiration and started collaging greetings cards out of offcuts from my prints.’
    • ‘Here there are a number of shabby, hand-written/painted signs which amount to no more than offcuts of wood.’
    • ‘I think I get my love of crafts from my mother, who at the moment is obsessed with turning offcuts from mohair rugs into luxurious winter wraps.’
    • ‘Volunteers at the charity are self-confessed scavengers, regularly on the prowl for offcuts no longer needed by factories and offices.’
    • ‘Although certain businesses have donated paint, wood offcuts and other items over the year, he said it was disheartening to see the lack of interest by the public.’
    • ‘Doyle decided he was getting poor value from the scrappage of offcuts from the silver cutlery products and started tentatively investigating using the offcuts to make jewellery.’
    • ‘They used offcuts of kip leather used in bush saddlery.’
    • ‘Iti's paintings are generally unframed; several are rendered on irregular offcuts of canvas or black builders' paper.’
    • ‘The concrete car park is clad in black granite offcuts that are laid as coursed rubble to form a rough dark plinth to the red and white terrace above.’
    • ‘I wanted to buy some kimono silk offcuts to make a bunch of silk & velvet scarves for ebaying, and I found lots of excellent stuff in pinks and lavenders and silvers and dark reds.’
    • ‘Layer half of the rest in the base of a fairly shallow ovenproof dish, including the offcuts.’
    • ‘Before you screw it all together you will find you have a few little offcuts of fibre board lying around.’
    • ‘Moulds for at least two socketed axes and a knife were found - dated typologically to about 1000-800 BC - as well as a blue glass bead, a small bronze offcut and quantities of charcoal.’
    • ‘Occasionally, the owner took pity on us impecunious students and gave us an offcut of something for free.’
    • ‘He also left behind a leather offcut with his name inscribed upon it, and may have owned the magnificent chamfron which was found nearby.’
    • ‘Reverse Garbage trucks are a regular sight Sydney wide, picking up industry offcuts, and bits and pieces of all shapes, sizes, colours, and molecular make-up.’
    • ‘On my way out to Spilsby for bread I popped my head round the door to see how he was doing and found him cheerfully bagging up some sawdust and offcuts.’
    • ‘Also in the barrow ditches were woodchips and offcuts from the construction of the mound's timber revetment.’
    bit, section, slice, chunk, segment, lump, hunk
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Pronunciation:

offcut

/ˈɒfkʌt/