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 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, "Best kitchen knives and how to buy them, according to experts," 24 June 2020 Denticles, or serrations, are small bumps on a tooth that give the tooth a serrated edge. Kristen Rogers, CNN, "Bad to the bone: Cannibal dinosaurs turned to eating each other in tough times," 27 May 2020 The wide serrations make this blade ideal for slicing bread. Popular Science, "Bread knives for the home baker," 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, "The Best Knives of SHOT Show 2020," 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, "Best Cheap Guns of SHOT Show 2020," 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, "Best Guns of the Decade," 2 Jan. 2020 And then something flies off one of the ridge’s serrations. Washington Post, "How a lifelong obsession with snow leopards led me to northern India," 10 Jan. 2020 The Gerber River Shorty Knife has the blunt tip of a dive knife to keep you safe, but along the edge there are sharp serrations to cut line, rope, or weeds in an emergency. Ben Duchesney, Outdoor Life, "The 10 Best Gifts to Buy Kayak Anglers This Season," 16 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of serration

1842, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Serration.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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