offcut
Inset In"set, n. 1. That which is inserted or set in; an insertion. [1913 Webster]

2. (Bookbinding) One or more separate leaves inserted in a volume before binding; as: (a) A portion of the printed sheet in certain sizes of books which is cut off before folding, and set into the middle of the folded sheet to complete the succession of paging; -- also called {offcut}. (b) A page or pages of advertisements inserted. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Offcut — Off cut , n. 1. That which is cut off. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bookbinding) A portion of the printed sheet, in certain sizes of books, that is cut off before folding. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • offcut — ► NOUN ▪ a piece of waste material that is left behind after cutting a larger piece …   English terms dictionary

  • offcut — UK [ˈɒfˌkʌt] / US [ˈɔfˌkʌt] noun [countable] Word forms offcut : singular offcut plural offcuts a piece of something such as paper or wood that is left after the main part has been cut off …   English dictionary

  • offcut — noun Date: circa 1664 chiefly British something that is cut off (as a waste piece of lumber) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • offcut — noun A piece that has been cut off of a larger piece when not needed …   Wiktionary

  • offcut — off|cut [ ɔf,kʌt ] noun count a piece of something such as paper or wood that is left after the main part has been cut off …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • offcut — n. sawed off piece of wood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • offcut — noun Brit. a piece of waste material that is left behind after cutting a larger piece …   English new terms dictionary

  • offcut — /ˈɒfkʌt/ (say ofkut) noun 1. that which is cut off, as from paper which has been reduced to a particular size. 2. (plural) small lengths of timber or other material, left over after special orders have been prepared in a hardware store, etc.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • offcut — n. a remnant of timber, paper, etc., after cutting …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”