serration

noun
ser·​ra·​tion | \ sə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce serration (audio) , se- \

Definition of serration

1 : the condition of being serrate
2 : a formation resembling the toothed edge of a saw
3 : one of the teeth in a serrate margin

Examples of serration in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dupri and Seal also co-produced the track, adding extra serration to the guitar and lots of splat in the drums. Elias Leight, Rolling Stone, 7 May 2021 From the water-resistant composite wood handle to the sophisticated serration, this knife is for more than just cutting bread and will slice through tomatoes, melons and other delicate foods without crushing them. NBC News, 24 June 2020 Denticles, or serrations, are small bumps on a tooth that give the tooth a serrated edge. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 27 May 2020 The wide serrations make this blade ideal for slicing bread. Popular Science, 21 Apr. 2020 Included in the kit is a skinning blade with serrations at the back cutting edge, two drop-point gut hook blades and one 5-inch fillet blade. Matt Foster, Outdoor Life, 31 Jan. 2020 Three different backstrap options are included for a custom fit (a feature usually reserved for pistols costing twice as much), and the fore and aft slide serrations already make chambering a round while a red dot is mounted on the gun a breeze. Joseph Albanese, Field & Stream, 7 Feb. 2020 The Type B strikes all the high notes, i.e. low bore-axis, light flat faced trigger, wrap around slide serrations and an extended beavertail. John B. Snow, Outdoor Life, 2 Jan. 2020 And then something flies off one of the ridge’s serrations. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of serration

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of serration was in 1842

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12 May 2021

Cite this Entry

“Serration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serration. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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