The cut or channel made by a saw.
A groove or notch made by a cutting tool, such as a saw or an ax.
To make a kerf or kerfs in.
The width of the groove made while cutting.
To cut a piece of wood or other material with several kerfs to allow it to be bent.
The width of a groove made by a cutting tool.
Other Word Forms
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”).