resaw

[verb ree-saw; noun ree-saw]
noun
  1. Lumbering. a machine for cutting logs into lumber.

Origin of resaw

First recorded in 1910–15; re- + saw1
Related formsre·saw·yer [ree-saw-yer, -soi-er] /riˈsɔ yər, -ˈsɔɪ ər/, re·saw·er, noun
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Examples from the Web for resawn

Historical Examples of resawn

  • Any of these may be dressed down to thinner boards, or resawn on a special band-saw.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • When thin boards are desired it is often economical to buy inch stuff and have it resawn.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • The use of resawn used mill framing obtained from demolition companies is recommended in order to obtain straight grain.