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kerf

noun \ˈkərf\

Definition of KERF

1
:  a slit or notch made by a saw or cutting torch
2
:  the width of cut made by a saw or cutting torch

Examples of KERF

  1. <with a handsaw I made a kerf in the board to mark where I needed to cut>

Origin of KERF

Middle English, action of cutting, from Old English cyrf; akin to Old English ceorfan to carve — more at carve
First Known Use: 1523

Other Handicraft Terms

biscuit, darn, tambour, wrought

Rhymes with KERF

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