Definition of plain-saw in English:


Syllabification: plain-saw
Pronunciation: /ˈplānsô

verb (past participle plain-sawed /-sôd/ or plain-sawn /-sôn/)

[with object]
Saw (timber) tangential to the growth rings, so that the rings make angles of less than 45° with the faces of the boards produced: [as adjective, in combination]: (-sawn) plain-sawn logs


plain sawing

More example sentences
  • As described, quarter sawing is more of an art than plain sawing.
  • Plain sawing is the most common method of sawing and consequently most lumber is plain sawn.
  • This process does not produce any more waste than plain sawing, but it does require some extra time to flip the quarters back and forth.

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