sawtooth

adjective
saw·​tooth | \ˈsȯ-ˌtüth \

Definition of sawtooth 

: having serrations : arranged or having parts arranged like the teeth of a saw a sawtooth roof

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And the building is as distinctive as the art: The 15,000 square-foot white-concrete cube with a sawtooth top was designed by British architect David Chipperfield. Condé Nast Traveler, "23 Best Things To Do In Mexico City," 4 Mar. 2018 An orb with sawtooth mouth clenches a snake, whose head disappears into a cut-out heart flecked with blossoms and flies. Leah Ollman, latimes.com, "The disturbing meets the sweet in Alex Anderson's new sculptures at Gavlak," 4 July 2018 The first phase of the project, a vast 26,000-square-foot event space with a sawtooth roof of skylights, opened last summer and is now a venue for markets, weddings, yoga classes and dance parties. Tim Mckeough, New York Times, "Betting on the Berkshires," 13 Apr. 2018 Nine varieties of free seedlings were given away including American elm, eastern redbud, laurel oak, live oak, loblolly pine, overcup oak, sawtooth oak, water oak and willow oak. Patricia Dillon, Houston Chronicle, "Thousands of free seedlings given away at Arbor Day event in The Woodlands," 20 Jan. 2018 Transfer the ribs along with any juices to a platter, sprinkle with the green onions, sawtooth herb, and cilantro, and serve right away. Madeleine Luckel, Vogue, "Do You Know What Thai Drinking Food Is? Let Pok Pok Explain," 31 Oct. 2017 Leave a Note Old-world charm meets luxury at this Center City mainstay with a sawtooth exterior. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Rittenhouse," 20 Oct. 2017 Stockpiles have moved in a sawtooth pattern in the past year amid a tug of war between traders with opposing views of how the market will shape up. Mark Burton, Bloomberg.com, "Copper Stockpiles Sink Most in 12 Years Amid Traders' Tug of War," 25 Aug. 2017 Water oaks, willow oaks and sawtooth oaks aren’t suited to our alkaline soils and water. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, "When is a shady character a good thing? When it’s an oak tree," 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of sawtooth

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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