Definition of inset:
- One or more separate leaves inserted in a volume before binding; as: ( a) A portion of the printed sheet in certain sizes of books which is cut off before folding, and set into the middle of the folded sheet to complete the succession of paging; -- also called offcut. ( b) A page or pages of advertisements inserted.
- That which is inserted or set in; an insertion.
- To infix.
The eighteenth century found its mistaken fondness for episodes, inset stories, and the like, particularly convenient here: the naval, military, sporting, and other novels of the nineteenth were apt to rely too exclusively on these differences.- "The English Novel", George Saintsbury.
- "The Adventures of Bobby Orde", Stewart Edward White.
- "A Retrospect", James Hudson Taylor.