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off

Cricket
a. the part of the field on that side of the pitch to which the batsman presents his bat when taking strike: thus for a right-hander, off is on the right-hand side
b. a fielding position in this part of the field
c. (as modifier): the off stump
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

off

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(engineering)
Designating the inoperative state of a device, or one of two possible conditions (the other being “on”) in a circuit.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

OFF.

On drawings, abbr. for “office.”
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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When you see a lefty and a righty paired up against each other, you'll notice that the server may change his game around and increase the number of serves up the line to the offhand as opposed to using the crosscourt angle to the opponent's strong hand.
The latest public figure to find himself in the news for making a Nazi comparison is none other than Prince Charles, who on a visit to Canada made an offhand remark likening Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in Ukraine to Hitler's annexation of Poland.
When our health gets bad we have trouble getting an appointment to see a doctor and are then given offhand advice or no information.
His seemingly offhand approach denies any superficial finesse to reveal a love of awkward imagery.
Critics must look at at the merits of the new proposal rather than dismiss it offhand.
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