Origin of serrated
verb (used with object), ser·rat·ed, ser·rat·ing.
Origin of serrate
Related Words for serratedragged, notched, serrate, saw-toothed, denticulate, sawtooth, serried, serriform, serrulate, toothed
Examples from the Web for serrated
Contemporary Examples of serrated
It feels like an innocuous moment, it should be an innocuous moment, but such moments are like serrated precipices.Why 7 Times 8 Tripped Up the UK Chancellor
July 4, 2014
The Superstar was the 1969 Adidas sneaker which featured the rubber toe cap and the iconic three serrated stripes along the side.How Sneaker Culture Conquered the World
March 16, 2014
Serrated knives are the disposable ballpoint pen of the knife world.
Scalloped edges are gentler than serrated edges and leave a cleaner cut.
Serrated bread knives can be found for less than $20 at your local restaurant supply store.
Historical Examples of serrated
The sun was just peeping over the serrated tops of the mountains.Slaves of Mercury
The serrated form of the gills will attract attention at once.The Mushroom, Edible and Otherwise
M. E. Hard
Beside it, a tall needle of rock, serrated and sharp, shot up.My New Curate
Though of great size, it is of light structure, and serrated at the edges.The Western World
The opening was so low as to be invisible just outside the serrated breastwork.Marianson
Mary Hartwell Catherwood
adjective (ˈsɛrɪt, -eɪt)
Word Origin for serrate
1703, past participle adjective based on Latin serratus (see serrate (adj.)). Serrating "sawing" attested from 1590s, but serrate as a transitive verb not attested before 1750 according to OED.
"notched," 1660s, from Latin serratus "sawlike, notched like a saw," from serra "a saw," of unknown origin. Related: Serrated; serrating.