Definition of kerf in English:
1A slit made by cutting, especially with a saw.
- I cut a series of kerfs in the notch area and knocked out the waste with a chisel and mallet.
- First, a notch or kerf is cut using a laser or another diamond.
- What is needed is a power handsaw that can cut a kerf immediately adjacent to a corner juncture defined by a horizontal surface and a vertical surface.
Old English cyrf 'cutting, a cut'; related to carve.
- Example sentences
- Board insulation is usually 1 to 2 inches thick and is cut or kerfed to fit between metal ties in cavity walls.
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