plural -s
: the jumping of machine-knitted stitches from the needles (as when yarn breaks)
: defective material (as an uncompleted stocking) formed by a press-off

Word History


from the phrase press off, from press entry 2 + off

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Dictionary Entries Near press-off

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“Press-off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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