from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To cut off.
- n. A piece that has been cut off of a larger piece when not needed; surplus.
- adj. Cut off.
- adj. Excess; surplus.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. That which is cut off.
- n. A portion of the printed sheet, in certain sizes of books, that is cut off before folding.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In printing: Any excess of paper which is cut off the main sheet.
- n. That part of a printed sheet which is cut from the main sheet and separately folded. In the ordinary half-sheet form of 12mo, pages 5, 6, 7, and 8 are in the offcut of the half sheet of twelve pages.
From off- + cut. (Wiktionary)