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

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Examples of kerf in a Sentence

with a handsaw I made a kerf in the board to mark where I needed to cut

First Known Use of kerf

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for kerf

Middle English, action of cutting, from Old English cyrf; akin to Old English ceorfan to carve — more at carve

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The first known use of kerf was in 1523

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