sawtooth

[saw-tooth]

noun, plural saw·teeth [saw-teeth] /ˈsɔˌtiθ/.

one of the cutting teeth of a saw.
any of the small parallel roof structures forming a sawtooth roof.

adjective

having a zigzag profile, similar to that of the cutting edge of a saw; sawtoothed; serrate: a sawtooth mountain range.

Origin of sawtooth

First recorded in 1595–1605; saw1 + tooth
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British Dictionary definitions for sawtooth

sawtooth

adjective

(of a waveform) having an amplitude that varies linearly with time between two values, the interval in one direction often being much greater than the other
having or generating such a waveform
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Word Origin and History for sawtooth
n.

c.1600, from saw (n.1) + tooth.

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