Definition of offing in English:

offing

noun

  • The more distant part of the sea in view.

    • ‘We came past the island two days later and gave it an offing of over a mile compared to our usual half mile, with nothing to be seen, felt or smelt.’

Origin

Early 17th century: perhaps from off + -ing.

Pronunciation:

offing

/ˈɒfɪŋ/