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quartersaw

[kwawr-ter-saw] /ˈkwɔr tərˌsɔ/
verb (used with object), quartersawed, quartersawed or quartersawn, quartersawing.
1.
to saw (lumber) from quarter sections of logs so that the annual rings in any board form at least a 45° angle with the faces of the board.
Origin of quartersaw
1905-1910
First recorded in 1905-10; quarter + saw1
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quartersaw

/ˈkwɔːtəˌsɔː/
verb -saws, -sawing, -sawed, -sawed, -sawn
1.
(transitive) to saw (timber) into quarters along two diameters of a log at right angles to each other
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