sawtooth

adjective

saw·​tooth ˈsȯ-ˌtüth How to pronounce sawtooth (audio)
: having serrations : arranged or having parts arranged like the teeth of a saw
a sawtooth roof

Examples of sawtooth in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For instance, the Cowboy Label draws on American western wear from the 1940s and ‘50s and includes the brand’s best-selling sawtooth western shirt. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, 17 Jan. 2023 These greens are tender but their slender, sawtooth-edge leaves have a subtly bitter taste. Sheena Chihak, Better Homes & Gardens, 29 July 2022 The cable has a sawtooth design with ribbing that helps stop annoying microphonic when the cables chafe. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 23 Dec. 2021 Among them: taking out a mezzanine level that cut through some of the more majestic double-height spaces and removing paint from the sawtooth skylights on the third floor that had been painted over during World War II — and never unpainted. Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2021 Its circular form is visible from the ramps of LACMA’s Pavilion for Japanese Art and over the sawtooth roof of the Resnick. Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2021 There is a sawtooth hanger on the back for quick and easy installation. Chris Hachey, BGR, 2 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sawtooth was circa 1859

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“Sawtooth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sawtooth. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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