Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tooth of a saw. Saw-teeth are made in a great variety of forms; typical shapes are shown in the cuts. If designed to cut in one direction only, they are given a rake in that direction. If they are to cut equally in either direction, the teeth are generally V-shaped, their central axes being then at right angles with the line of cut. Teeth of saws are either formed integrally with the plates or blades, or inserted and removable. The latter have the advantage that they can be replaced easily and quickly when worn or broken, and the need of gumming is entirely obviated. The method is, however, practicable only with the teeth of large saws.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) An arctic seal (Lobodon carcinophaga), having the molars serrated; -- called also
- n. a serration on a saw blade
- From saw + tooth (Wiktionary)
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“A graph of atmospheric carbon shows a clear "sawtooth" pattern with an annual cycle.”
“The "sawtooth" metaphor occurs also in Spanish, since Sierra Nevada in Spanish means "Snowcovered Saw.”
“sawtooth" dock, where commercial vessels tie up for servicing.”
“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.”
“It has sawtooth traction for a better grip in the snow and bindings that pack flat.”
“The steep glass prisms of the sawtooth roof, almost invisible high atop BCAM, are here a readable part of the design.”
“Our group gazed at the panoramic vista of the purple and white sawtooth Teton Range, struck dumb by its majesty.”
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