American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having teeth resembling the teeth of a saw: saw-toothed sharks.
- adj. Having a jagged or zigzag pattern, outline, or course; serrate: a saw-toothed mountain range; a sawtooth curve.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Serrate; having serrations like the teeth of a saw.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a tooth or teeth like those of a saw; serrate.
- adj. notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
“And I admit that these sleek, saw-toothed monsters hold peculiar sway over the human psyche, especially when you're in water over your head.”
“His babies are weeks away from bulking up and setting the bizarre clusters of mind-altering flower buds, but even in youth the lobed leaves, slender and saw-toothed, are distinctive, iconic, ominous.”
“It is like a weapon—flattened into a saw-toothed, pointed blade on which two eyes are vertically aligned.”
“The crests of the walls were saw-toothed, volcanic peaks, capped. and halo'd with captive trade-wind clouds.”
“Farther back, the dry and bony mountains rise to their saw-toothed crests, intricately folded and overlapping.”
“No birds visit now and the tan-coloured leaves shaped like saw-toothed hearts hang limp.”
“She searches the bright white bathroom for something to clean it up with, and under the sink, she finds an apple corer with saw-toothed blades.”
“He fed plastic wrap through a slot in the lid, which he tucked next to a strip of saw-toothed metal.”
“Dirty orange rust covered the saw-toothed edges of shrapnel and debris that were literally everywhere.”
“But now we had the impetus for a decision: to continue our traverse along this saw-toothed cowl back to the northern path we'd originally ascended, or head directly down this southeastern canyon to the Elysian fields we glimpsed below, from where we could walk or hitch to Kinahrejo, and perhaps even meet our schedule.”
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