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synonyms for kerf

  • laceration
  • wound
  • carving
  • chip
  • chop
  • cleavage
  • cleft
  • dissection
  • fissure
  • furrow
  • gash
  • graze
  • groove
  • nick
  • nip
  • notch
  • prick
  • rabbet
  • rent
  • rip
  • slash
  • slit
  • snip
  • stab
  • stroke
  • trench
  • opening
  • penetration
  • scarification
  • section
  • shave
  • slot
  • trim
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How to use kerf in a sentence

Cut your kerf on the side toward the landing place, let the notch go half-way or a trifle more through the trunk.
THE BOOK OF CAMP-LORE AND WOODCRAFTDAN BEARD
When the first kerf is finished begin another one on the opposite side of the tree a little higher than the first one (Fig. 114).
SHELTERS, SHACKS AND SHANTIESD.C. BEARD
Two pieces of wood are glued one on the top of the other, the required angle is transferred thereto, and the saw kerf made.
WOODWORK JOINTSWILLIAM FAIRHAM
The first chips that flew were ten inches long, but they quickly dwindled as the kerf sank in.
TWO LITTLE SAVAGESERNEST THOMPSON SETON
The butt-kerf was two-thirds through the tree when Yan called "One minute up."
TWO LITTLE SAVAGESERNEST THOMPSON SETON
Methodically they opened the "kerf," each face almost as smooth as though it had been sawn.
THE RULES OF THE GAMESTEWART EDWARD WHITE
Breakfast dispatched, the boys hurried over to watch the two-bitted axe biting its huge kerf in the side of a ten-foot trunk.
UNEXPLORED!ALLEN CHAFFEE
The work should be so laid out that the saw kerf is on the discarded side of the material.
CARPENTRY FOR BOYSJ. S. ZERBE
Until the kerf is well started, the saw should be held so that the teeth just touch the wood.
HANDWORK IN WOODWILLIAM NOYES
Caleb stood up in front, holding on by a stake, and wondering all the while what Raymond could mean by a kerf.
CALEB IN THE COUNTRYJACOB ABBOTT
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO KERF

  • carving
  • chip
  • chop
  • cleavage
  • cleft
  • dissection
  • fissure
  • furrow
  • gash
  • graze
  • groove
  • kerf
  • laceration
  • nick
  • nip
  • notch
  • opening
  • penetration
  • prick
  • rabbet
  • rent
  • rip
  • scarification
  • section
  • shave
  • slash
  • slit
  • slot
  • snip
  • stab
  • stroke
  • trench
  • trim
  • wound
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.