bias cut

transitive verb
variants: or

bias–cut

Definition of bias cut

bias cut

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bias–cut

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bias cutting

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bias–cutting

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bias cuts

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bias–cuts

  1. :  to cut (something) diagonally :  to cut (something) on a bias An attractive serving style is to bias-cut each chicken breast half into 1⁄4-inch slices. — Barbara Mundall, Better Homes and Gardens, October 2000 Lucilla purchased more fabric and experimented until she got the knack of bias-cutting … printed silk. — Bruce Boyer, Town & Country, June 1990 The stripes shall be sewed on the sleeve 11⁄2 inches above the point of the cuff at an angle of 30 degrees with the bottom of the sleeve and the ends shall be bias cut to show a vertical edge. — United States Marine Corps, Uniform Regulations Slashes should always be bias cut and should never be cut along the grain line; the latter will cause fraying. — Michele Morrow Harer, Big Book of Quilting, 2005

bias–cut

adjective Carve the joint in long thin bias-cut fillets, then turn it over and carve from the undercut. — Elizabeth David, French Provincial Cooking, 1999 bias-cut slices of hot sausage … — James Hynes, Kings of Infinite Space, 2005 The people are like long, tapering candles, a swarm of tuxedos and bias-cut silks. — Jane Mendelsohn, I was Amelia Earhart, 1996 … one of those unforgiving bias-cut dresses … — Charla Krupp, Time, 19 Mar. 2001

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First Known Use of bias cut

1898


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