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1. A groove or notch made by a cutting tool, such as a saw or an axe.
2. The width of a groove made by a cutting tool.
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the cut made by a saw, axe, etc
[Old English cyrf a cutting; related to Old English ceorfan to carve]
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a cut or incision made by a saw or the like in a piece of wood.
[before 1000; Middle English kerf, kirf, Old English cyrf a cutting]
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See also related terms for notch.
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