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[ser-ey-tid, suh-rey-]
  1. having a notched edge or sawlike teeth, especially for cutting; serrate: the serrated blade of a bread knife.
  2. serrate.
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Origin of serrated

First recorded in 1695–1705; serrate + -ed2
Related formssub·ser·rat·ed, adjectiveun·ser·rat·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples of unserrated

  • I had seen the rim of the col from both sides, and knew that above it on either hand were unserrated edges.

    Mount Everest the Reconnaissance, 1921

    Charles Kenneth Howard-Bury

British Dictionary definitions for unserrated


adjective (səˈreɪtɪd)
  1. having a notched or sawlike edge
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Word Origin and History for unserrated



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.

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