Kerf definition

kûrf
The cut or channel made by a saw.
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A groove or notch made by a cutting tool, such as a saw or an ax.
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To make a kerf or kerfs in.
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The groove or slit created by cutting a workpiece; an incision.
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The width of the groove made while cutting.
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Distance between diverging saw teeth.
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To cut a piece of wood or other material with several kerfs to allow it to be bent.
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The width of a groove made by a cutting tool.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
kerf
Plural:
kerfs

Origin of kerf

  • Middle English from Old English cyrf a cutting gerbh- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old English cyrf (“a cutting off, a cutting instrument”).

    From Wiktionary