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quartersaw

[ kwawr-ter-saw ]
/ 藞kw蓴r t蓹r藢s蓴 /
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verb (used with object), quar路ter路sawed, quar路ter路sawed or quar路ter路sawn, quar路ter路saw路ing.
to saw (lumber) from quarter sections of logs so that the annual rings in any board form at least a 45掳 angle with the faces of the board.
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Origin of quartersaw

First recorded in 1905鈥10; quarter + saw1
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British Dictionary definitions for quartersaw

quartersaw
/ (藞kw蓴藧t蓹藢s蓴藧) /

verb -saws, -sawing, -sawed, -sawed or -sawn
(tr) to saw (timber) into quarters along two diameters of a log at right angles to each other
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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