saw|tooth

saw|tooth
saw|tooth «S TH», noun, plural -teeth or -tooths, adjective.
–n.
1. a tooth of a saw.
2. a notched tooth of an animal or machine: »

a snake's sawteeth.

3. Figurative. anything shaped like the tooth of a saw: »

dazzling sawtooths of rock and ice (Manchester Guardian Weekly).

–adj.
having or resembling sawteeth; sawtoothed; serrate: »

sawtooth waves. They found that during a dream the eyeballs move rapidly and brain waves take on a sawtooth pattern quite different from the long, rolling waves of dreamless sleep (Scientific American).


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