Definitions

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  • n. A cutting bit of a saw.
  • n. sawtooth wave

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An arctic seal (Lobodon carcinophaga), having the molars serrated; -- called also crab-eating seal.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tooth of a saw.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a serration on a saw blade

Etymologies

From saw +‎ tooth (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • NATHAN BAKA (ph), KESQ CORRESPONDENT: We're live right here at Yucca Valley High School, the command post for hundreds of firefighters from all over southern California, here to fight a large complex of fires, now called the sawtooth complex of fires.

    CNN Transcript Jul 12, 2006

  • If your sawtooth is a later sawtooth based model and supports a power supply of 237watts and you have nothing else in the machine that would take up a lot of the power from the power supply, then you should be ok.

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  • What makes Mr. Piano's new pavilion just north of the BCAM an obvious relation is the architect's use of fitted slabs of gray travertine for the exterior, a north-facing "sawtooth" roof (like those of old factories) configured to capture variably filtered daylight, and his attempt to jazz things up by painting attached structures a bright scarlet - orange, popularly called "Renzo red."

    Nice Wing, Pity About the Art

  • A graph of atmospheric carbon shows a clear "sawtooth" pattern with an annual cycle.

    The NYT is trying to take away our toilet paper!

  • The "sawtooth" metaphor occurs also in Spanish, since Sierra Nevada in Spanish means "Snowcovered Saw."

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XVI No 1

  • "sawtooth" dock, where commercial vessels tie up for servicing.

    The Bellingham Herald: Sports News

  • To travel the Makran coast is to experience the windy, liberating flatness of Yemen and Oman and their soaring, sawtooth ramparts the color of sandpaper, rising sheer off a desert floor pockmarked with thornbushes.

    Pakistan’s Fatal Shore

  • It has sawtooth traction for a better grip in the snow and bindings that pack flat.

    Denver Snow Show: What's Coming To Ski And Board Shops Next Year

  • The steep glass prisms of the sawtooth roof, almost invisible high atop BCAM, are here a readable part of the design.

    Nice Wing, Pity About the Art

  • Our group gazed at the panoramic vista of the purple and white sawtooth Teton Range, struck dumb by its majesty.

    Barbara Barton Sloane: A Whole Lotta Summer Fun

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