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See also: Kerf
kerf (plural kerfs)
- The groove or slit created by cutting a workpiece; an incision.
1999, Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon:
- They pass through a cleft that has been made across a low range of hills, like a kerf in the top of a log, and enter into a lovely territory of subtly swelling emerald green fields strewn randomly with small white capsules that he takes to be sheep.
- The width of the groove made while cutting.
- Distance between diverging saw teeth
the groove or slit cut in the workpiece
distance between diverging saw teeth
- To cut a piece of wood or other material with several kerfs to allow it to be bent.
- “kerf”, in The Century Dictionary, New York: The Century Co., 1911 (Supplement)