quartersawed
adjective see quartersawn

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • quartersaw — /kwawr teuhr saw /, v.t., quartersawed, quartersawed or quartersawn, quartersawing. to saw (lumber) from quarter sections of logs so that the annual rings in any board form at least a 45° angle with the faces of the board. [1905 10; QUARTER +… …   Universalium

  • quartersaw — ☆ quartersaw [kwôrt′ər sô΄ ] vt. quartersawed, quartersawed or [Chiefly Brit.] Brit. quartersawn, quartersawing to saw (a log) into quarters lengthwise and then into boards, in order to show the grain of the wood to advantage; also, to produce… …   English World dictionary

  • quarter grain — noun : the grain of quartersawed wood (as oak) * * * the grain appearing in quartersawed wood. [1695 1705] * * * quarter grain, the grain of wood shown when a log is quartered …   Useful english dictionary

  • quartersaw — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ transitive verb : to saw (a log) radially into quarters and then into boards or planks in which the annual rings are at or nearly at right angles to the wide face to secure lumber that will warp relatively little, will not be… …   Useful english dictionary

  • rift-sawed — adjective or rift sawn ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ Etymology: rift (I) + sawed or sawn 1. : sawed radially from the log so as to have the annual rings perpendicular or nearly so to the face 2. : quartersawed * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • quartersawn — also quartersawed adjective Date: circa 1890 sawed from quartered logs so that the annual rings are nearly at right angles to the wide face used of boards and planks …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lacewood — /lays wood /, n. the quartersawed wood of the sycamore tree. [1895 1900; LACE + WOOD1] * * * …   Universalium

  • quartered — /kwawr teuhrd/, adj. 1. divided into quarters. 2. furnished with quarters or lodging. 3. (of wood) quartersawed. 4. Heraldry. a. (of an escutcheon) divided into four or more parts. b. (of a cross) having the central square portion removed. [1475… …   Universalium

  • quarter grain — the grain appearing in quartersawed wood. [1695 1705] * * * …   Universalium

  • rift-sawed — /rift sawd /, adj. 1. (of lumber) sawed radially so that the broader sides of the boards or timbers are approximately perpendicular to the annual rings. 2. quartersawed. Also, rift sawn /rift sawn /. * * * …   Universalium

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