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cast-off

adjective
1.
(prenominal) thrown away; abandoned: cast-off shoes
noun
2.
a person or thing that has been discarded or abandoned
3.
(printing) an estimate of the amount of space that a piece of copy will occupy when printed in a particular size and style of type
verb (adverb)
4.
to remove (mooring lines) that hold (a vessel) to a dock
5.
to knot (a row of stitches, esp the final row) in finishing off knitted or woven material
6.
(printing) to estimate the amount of space that will be taken up by (a book, piece of copy, etc) when it is printed in a particular size and style of type
7.
(intransitive) (in Scottish country dancing) to perform a progressive movement during which each partner of a couple dances separately behind one line of the set and then reunites with the other in their original position in the set or in a new position
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Word Origin and History for cast-off
n.

1741, from verbal phrase (c.1400), from cast (v.) + off (adv.). From 1746 as a past participle adjective.

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