rift-sawed

adjective

variants or rift-sawn
ˈ⸗ˌ⸗
1
: sawed radially from the log so as to have the annual rings perpendicular or nearly so to the face
2

Word History

Etymology

rift entry 1 + sawed or sawn

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“Rift-sawed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rift-sawed. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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