serrated

[ ser-ey-tid, suh-rey- ]
/ ˈsɛr eɪ tɪd, səˈreɪ- /

adjective

having a notched edge or sawlike teeth, especially for cutting; serrate: the serrated blade of a bread knife.

Nearby words

  1. serrano,
  2. serrano ham,
  3. serranoid,
  4. serrate,
  5. serrate suture,
  6. serratia,
  7. serration,
  8. serrature,
  9. serre-papier,
  10. serrefine

Origin of serrated

First recorded in 1695–1705; serrate + -ed2

Related formssub·ser·rat·ed, adjectiveun·ser·rat·ed, adjective

serrate

[ adjective ser-eyt, -it; verb ser-eyt, suh-reyt ]
/ adjective ˈsɛr eɪt, -ɪt; verb ˈsɛr eɪt, səˈreɪt /

adjective

Chiefly Biology. notched on the edge like a saw: a serrate leaf.
Numismatics. (of a coin) having a grooved edge.

verb (used with object), ser·rat·ed, ser·rat·ing.

to make serrate or serrated: He serrated the knives so they would cut meat easily.

Origin of serrate

1590–1600; < Latin serrātus, equivalent to serr(a) saw + -ātus -ate1

Related formssub·ser·rate, adjectiveun·ser·rate, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for serrated

serrated

adjective (səˈreɪtɪd)

having a notched or sawlike edge

serrate

adjective (ˈsɛrɪt, -eɪt)

(of leaves) having a margin of forward pointing teeth
having a notched or sawlike edge

verb (səˈreɪt)

(tr) to make serrate

Word Origin for serrate

C17: from Latin serrātus saw-shaped, from serra a saw

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Word Origin and History for serrated
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Medicine definitions for serrated

serrate

[ sĕrāt′ ]

adj.

Having or forming a row of small, sharp, projections resembling the teeth of a saw.
Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections.

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