[awf-teyk, of-]


a pipe or passage for conducting smoke, a current of air, or the like, to an uptake or downtake.

Origin of offtake

First recorded in 1870–75; after verb phrase take off Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for offtake

Historical Examples of offtake

  • The cliff rose above them, a wall broken here and there by the offtake of narrow ravines, filled with forest trees.

    Long Live the King

    Mary Roberts Rinehart