[ verb ree-saw; noun ree-saw ]
/ verb riˈsɔ; noun ˈriˌsɔ /

verb (used with object), re·sawed, re·sawed or re·sawn, re·sawing.

to saw again.


Lumbering. a machine for cutting logs into lumber.


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Origin of resaw

First recorded in 1910–15; re- + saw1


re·saw·yer [ree-saw-yer, -soi-er] /riˈsɔ yər, -ˈsɔɪ ər/, re·saw·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for resawn

  • 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.

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

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes