bias cut

transitive verb
variants: or bias-cut
bias cut or bias-cut; bias cutting or bias-cutting; bias cuts or bias-cuts

Definition of bias cut

: 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

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Other Words from bias cut

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

First Known Use of bias cut

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Bias cut.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jul. 2021.

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