saw·​tooth | \ ˈsȯ-ˌtüth How to pronounce sawtooth (audio) \

Definition of sawtooth

: 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 Behind the school, the sawtooth peaks of the Chugach range pierced the horizon. Anchorage Daily News, "Her stepfather admitted to sexually abusing her. That wasn’t enough to keep her safe.," 18 Sep. 2020 Teachers in mountainous Kashmir took their classes outside, where students worked against a sawtooth backdrop of Himalayan peaks. Jen Rose Smith, National Geographic, "What is ‘friluftsliv’? How an idea of outdoor living could help us this winter," 11 Sep. 2020 Attach a sawtooth picture hanger centered on the back of the wood square at least 1/2 inch from the top edge; hang. Lacey Howard, Better Homes & Gardens, "7 DIY Caning Projects That Let You Try the Trendy Woven Technique at Home," 5 Aug. 2020 The simple sketch shows two intertwined hands against a white background, and its wood-look frame features sawtooth backing for easy hanging. Jessica Bennett, Better Homes & Gardens, "Dress Up Your Walls with Our Favorite Black-and-White Art Under $40," 18 May 2020 That started to change with last year’s opening of the Frost Bank Tower, its faceted facade and aggressive sawtooth crown seeming to indicate the city is ready to face the challenges of the 21st century. Richard A. Marini,, "The new glass buildings of San Antonio’s downtown and Midtown signal a new, modern era," 25 Jan. 2020 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,, "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

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First Known Use of sawtooth

circa 1859, in the meaning defined above

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“Sawtooth.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Mar. 2021.

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