Sorry, no definitions found. Check out and contribute to the discussion of this word!


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • No animal is there that possesses both tusks and horns, nor yet do either of these structures exist in any animal possessed of ‘saw-teeth’.

    The History of Animals

  • Paul watched the skilful man with the closest interest, shuddering to see how near his hands passed and repassed to the merciless saw-teeth as he sent a ceaseless shower of parts of horns rattling into their respective boxes.

    Illustrated Science for Boys and Girls

  • In it the fibre is picked from the seed by means of saw-teeth projecting through slits in the side of the chamber in which the seed-cotton is placed.

    Lippincott's Magazine, December 1878

  • Then, suddenly, the speed was slowing and the ship glided downward, down into the saw-teeth of the mountains.


  • If you have seen the chart of the lakes prepared by the Hydrographic Survey you will find that they go up and down like saw-teeth; a record has been kept for a long time of the levels of the lakes, and they are always going up and down; there is a range of five or six feet between low water and high water, seldom more than that.

    History of the Great Lakes and the Chicago Drainage Canal

  • We are now at the bottom between two of the saw-teeth; and the question arises whether the water is lower than it has been before.

    History of the Great Lakes and the Chicago Drainage Canal

  • It had saw-teeth at its thin knife-like outer circumference.

    Wandl the Invader

  • The following is a fugitive note which was reproduced photographically in the “Century” article: ” “Mr. Vail, in his work on the Telegraph, at p. 32, intimates that the saw-teeth type for letters, as he has described them in the diagram

    Letters and Journals 02]

  • It whipped out from the mountains, all tore into strips coming through the saw-teeth, lashing us off the glare ice and driving us up against the river banks among the willows.


  • The power of old-time volcanoes made all of that land, and those sharp saw-teeth, pointing toward the sky, are the destroyers of long ago, cold and dead now, but telling ominously of the power that lies hidden below.

    Editorials from the Hearst Newspapers


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.