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 in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of kerf

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

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Related Words

groove, score, undercut;

slit, slot;

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