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off·ing / ˈôfing; ˈäf-/ • n. the more distant part of the sea in view. PHRASES: in the offing likely to happen or appear soon: there are several initiatives in the offing.

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offing

offing part of the sea visible to an observer on shore or ship; position at a distance off shore. XVII. perh. f. OFF + -ING1.

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