quartersawn

adjective

quar·​ter·​sawn ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˈsȯn How to pronounce quartersawn (audio)
variants or less commonly quartersawed
: sawed from quartered logs so that the annual rings are nearly at right angles to the wide face
used of boards and planks

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of quartersawn was circa 1890

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“Quartersawn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quartersawn. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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