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
<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
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