off·​cut | \ ˈȯf-ˌkət \

Definition of offcut

chiefly British
: something that is cut off (such as a waste piece of lumber)

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Inside, an open, minimalist floorplan includes a stove, bathroom, and two lofted sleeping platforms on either end reached by two separate staircases (made from plywood offcuts). Lauren Ro, Curbed, "Tiny prefab mobile home was built from salvaged materials," 2 Apr. 2018 Ong, a former creative director at Jimmy Choo, left her career in luxury goods to start an eponymous label that produces shoes from upcycled rubber, leather offcuts, charcoal and bamboo. Tf Chan, Fortune, "'It's Crazy, We've Had Enough.' Designers Need to Tackle the Environmental Mess They've Made," 8 Mar. 2018 Created using offcuts from larger stones Young was using elsewhere in her work, the jewels were featured in the runway show for Beckham’s Autumn/Winter 2017 collection. Charlotte Owen, A-LIST, "Victoria Beckham collaborates with sculptor Emily Young," 15 Sep. 2017 Sections of leather offcuts sit on a storage cabinet at the Dunhill leather workshop in London., "Look Inside the London Workshop That Still Makes Doctor Bags," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of offcut

circa 1664, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of offcut

chiefly British : a piece of wood, cloth, etc., that remains after a larger piece is removed

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