originating on another planet; located away from a (particular) planet
They’ve trebled the offplanet patrol and tightened up on port inspection.
The Enterprise carries four pinnaces, the same as the Nemesis; in his place, I’d have at least two of them on off-planet patrol. So let’s accept it that we’ll be detected as soon as we come out of the last jump, and come out with the moon directly between us and the planet.
Apparently accustomed to off-planet guests, he had smiled paternally as Trevize and Pelorat gingerly scooped at the steaming bits of meat.
They’ve got too much off-planet support.
In the disneys, anyone not a tourist must dress, speak and behave in period fashion… So private security rods, who lived in the Cube like everyone else, donned breeches, long hose…and practiced archaic English, mock-arresting offplanet Tulguts or Adjawi for their podmates’ vids.
Inside, the dash looked like the pilot’s cabin of a luxury off-planet shuttle.
M. Jameson 'Lilies of Life'
Added to the OED in March 2004 with an earliest date of 1966. Updated (date unknown) to the 1945 Jameson quote.
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