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[saw-tootht] /ˈsɔˌtuθt/
having pointing resembling the edge of a saw.
Origin of saw-toothed
First recorded in 1580-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • There the beach was slashed by many black, saw-toothed reefs.

    Angel Island Inez Haynes Gillmore
  • All the eastern sky-line was saw-toothed by the snowy backbone of the Rockies.

    Smoke Bellew Jack London
  • The black willow has large, leaf-like, heart-shaped stipules, green as the leaf and saw-toothed.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Fine, straight, splinter-like branches are saw-toothed on one or both edges.

  • Almost immediately, one of the saw-toothed fins reappeared, much nearer the raft than before.

    The Old Tobacco Shop William Bowen
  • But there was danger—a saw-toothed sense of danger close behind his neck.

    The World That Couldn't Be Clifford Donald Simak
  • Behind the valley rampart, he could see the dim, saw-toothed Teton peaks, looking like ghostly shapes in the moonlight.

    A Texas Ranger William MacLeod Raine
  • It was all of eight feet long, and its body was held up from the ground by six crooked, saw-toothed limbs.

    The Red Dust Murray Leinster
  • Upon the south side there was a jagged cut in the saw-toothed cliff line.

    The Short Cut

    Jackson Gregory
  • The spears were triple pronged, each prong ending in a saw-toothed araya bone and each bone darkened by the fatal wurali.

    The Pathless Trail

    Arthur O. (Arthur Olney) Friel

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