quartersaw

transitive verb

Definition of quartersaw

: to saw (a log) radially into quarters and then into boards or planks in which the annual rings are at or nearly at right angles to the wide face to secure lumber that will warp relatively little, will not be likely to check, and will show the grain advantageously — compare tangent-saw

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Learn More About quartersaw

Dictionary Entries Near quartersaw

quarter run

quartersaw

quartersawn

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for quartersaw

Cite this Entry

“Quartersaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartersaw. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Flower Edition

True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!