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off-width Line breaks: off-width

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Definition of off-width in English:


(Of a crack in the rock) considered too wide to be a jam and too narrow to be a chimney.
Example sentences
  • The climb went swimmingly well, John opting to chicken wing and thrash in the wide off-width for the trade-off of security versus speed and efficiency.
  • Just looking at those nice, high ankles makes me eager to tackle the heinous off-width Generator Crack in Yosemite again.
  • Last year I dislocated my right shoulder and tore my rotator cuff on a 5.11 off-width.
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