offcut

noun

off·​cut ˈȯf-ˌkət How to pronounce offcut (audio)
chiefly British
: something that is cut off (such as a waste piece of lumber)

Examples of offcut in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Its unidirectional bezel is made with a Carbonium finish containing upcycled fibers from airplane fuselage offcuts, which cuts the environmental impact of other carbon composites used in watchmaking down by about 40 percent, according to the company. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 25 May 2023 In order to find an efficient way of working with this large number of offcuts—which came in a variety of sizes and types—the architects developed a strategy of sorting that classified the pieces according to size, quantity, and quality. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 28 Mar. 2023 In addition to hosting Monogram, a French luxury second-hand e-tailer, the space features a number of popular online resale shops as well as sustainable brands designing clothing or products made exclusively from offcuts and recycled materials. Clara Ludmir, Forbes, 4 May 2023 The offcuts were sourced from Danish flooring company Dinesen, which had a large number of extra pieces on hand. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 28 Mar. 2023 The Good on You sustainability directory notes that the brand minimizes textile waste by recycling most of its offcuts (think fabric scraps or pieces of wasted material) as well. Seventeen, 6 Apr. 2023 Douglas fir offcuts were also used for the kitchen cabinets. Kimberley Mok, Treehugger, 28 Mar. 2023 Bogenmann says cooks use the offcuts from the restaurant for snacks, while the brews incorporate things such as fruit rinds and surplus herbs. Mark Johanson, chicagotribune.com, 1 Oct. 2019

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'offcut.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1664, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of offcut was circa 1664

Dictionary Entries Near offcut

Cite this Entry

“Offcut.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/offcut. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!