- having a zigzag profile, similar to that of the cutting edge of a saw; sawtoothed; serrate: a sawtooth mountain range.
Origin of sawtooth
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Examples from the Web for sawtooth
Twice in the next week Lone found an excuse for riding over to the Sawtooth.
He had not objected to the Sawtooth cattle which still watered at Skyline Meadow.
He was absorbed now in his work and thought no more about the Sawtooth.
But you will long ago have guessed that he was the evil eye of the Sawtooth Company.
And you can't say, 'Here, I know the Sawtooth had a hand in that.'
- (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
Word Origin and History for sawtooth
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