Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A notching, like that between the teeth of a saw, in the edge of anything.
  • n. One of the teeth in a serrated edge; a serration.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A notching, like that between the teeth of a saw, in the edge of anything.
  • n. One of the teeth in a serrated edge; a serration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In anat., zoöl., and botany, same as serration.

Etymologies

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Latin serratura ("a sawing").

Examples

  • If a slight serrature is required, each stitch must be sloped a little by inserting the needle at a slight angle, as shown in the illustration.

    Handbook of Embroidery

  • They can see its jaws, too, at intervals open to emit that cry of menace, exposing its blood-red palate, and white serrature of teeth -- a sight horrifying to behold!

    Gaspar the Gaucho A Story of the Gran Chaco

  • He can see their wolfish eyes, the white serrature of their teeth, the red panting tongues; can feel their fetid breath blown against his brow.

    The Death Shot A Story Retold

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