adjective Date: circa 1859 having serrations ; arranged or having parts arranged like the teeth of a saw <
a sawtooth roof

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  • sawtooth — (also sawtoothed) adjective 1》 shaped like the teeth of a saw. 2》 (of a waveform) showing a slow linear rise and rapid linear fall or vice versa …   English new terms dictionary

  • sawtooth — saw•tooth [[t]ˈsɔˌtuθ[/t]] n. pl. teeth [[t] ˌtiθ[/t]] adj. 1) bui one of the cutting teeth of a saw 2) having a zigzag profile, like that of the cutting edge of a saw; serrate • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

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