having pointing resembling the edge of a saw.

Origin of saw-toothed

First recorded in 1580–90 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for saw-toothed

Historical Examples of saw-toothed

  • 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.