Definition of off beamBritish, informal
- My guess was way off beam.
: from a place or position
: at a distance in space or time
: from a course : aside
used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union
: to seaward of
: from the possession or charge of
: more removed or distant
: to go away : depart
: kill, murder
: competition : contest
: a long piece of heavy often squared timber suitable for use in construction
: a wood or metal cylinder in a loom on which the warp (see 1warp 1a) is wound
: the part of a plow to which handles, standard, and coulter are attached
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