press–off

noun

Definition of press–off

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  the jumping of machine-knitted stitches from the needles (as when yarn breaks)

  2. 2 :  defective material (as an uncompleted stocking) formed by a press-off

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Origin and Etymology of press–off

from the phrase press off, from 2press + off


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