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kerf definition

  • noun:
    • A groove or notch made by a cutting device, particularly a saw or an ax.
    • The width of a groove produced by a cutting device.
    • The groove or slit produced by cutting a workpiece; an incision.
    • The width associated with the groove made while cutting.
    • length between diverging saw teeth
    • A notch, channel, or slit manufactured in any product by cutting or sawing.
    • A Middle English preterit of carve.
    • A cut; a cut; a stroke with a weapon.
    • A channel or cut manufactured in lumber by a saw or other cutting-instrument.
    • In a cloth-shearing machine, the wool taken off in a single passageway through the cutter.
    • A layer of hay or grass. [Prov. Eng.]—5. What is slashed; a Cutting.
  • verb:
    • To reduce an item of lumber or any other material with several kerfs allowing that it is bent.
  • others:
    • To cut (a strip or bar of lumber) with one or more kerfs for the intended purpose of bending it.
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