quartersawn

adjective quar·ter·sawn \ ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˈsȯn \
variants: or less commonly quartersawed play \ˈkwȯ(r)-tər-ˈsȯd\

Definition of quartersawn

: sawed from quartered logs so that the annual rings are nearly at right angles to the wide face used of boards and planks

First Known Use of quartersawn

circa 1890

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