• WordNet 3.6
    • n sawtooth a serration on a saw blade
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sawtooth (Zoöl) An arctic seal (Lobodon carcinophaga), having the molars serrated; -- called also crab-eating seal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sawtooth A tooth of a saw. Saw-teeth are made in a great variety of forms; typical shapes are shown in the cuts. If designed to cut in one direction only, they are given a rake in that direction. If they are to cut equally in either direction, the teeth are generally V-shaped, their central axes being then at right angles with the line of cut. Teeth of saws are either formed integrally with the plates or blades, or inserted and removable. The latter have the advantage that they can be replaced easily and quickly when worn or broken, and the need of gumming is entirely obviated. The method is, however, practicable only with the teeth of large saws.
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In literature:

It was mid-afternoon when he awoke, and the sun was sliding down the blue vault toward the sawtoothed range to the west.
"A Texas Ranger" by William MacLeod Raine
Behind them rose the snow-crested peaks of the Sawtooth Mountains, like frosted spires against an amber sky.
"Baldy of Nome" by Esther Birdsall Darling
It stabbed him now, and its dagger blade was sawtoothed with remorse.
"The Vehement Flame" by Margaret Wade Campbell Deland
As to the Sawtooth, forty thousand acres comprised their holdings under patents, deeds and long-time leases from the government.
"The Quirt" by B.M. Bower
The trail led up the mountain slope with a steady twist toward a ridge at the top that showed a sawtooth edge.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
The next day Jack Sawtooth showed up, tired out, fresh from the wilderness.
"The Rogue Elephant" by Elliott Whitney
Swan Vjolmar was there and had his log cabin roofed and ready for the door and windows before the Sawtooth discovered his presence.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
I had struck the trail of a single deer that was going down a short sawtooth point or a short spur of the main ridge.
"Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper" by Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
The hunters ranged up the Boise and Payette valleys into the Sawtooth Mountains as far as the beginnings of the Salmon River watershed.
"Shoshone-Bannock Subsistence and Society" by Robert F. Murphy
There should be a good solid stop between the handles of the set to insure equal pressure against each sawtooth.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer

In news:

Sawtooth Ale from Left Hand Brewing.
The Sawtooth Music Festival has officially been canceled.
(USFS Photo)The Bitterroot National Forest management team of Russ Williams is taking over work on the Sawtooth forest fire west of Hamilton.
The Sawtooth forest fire has burned 4,869 acres as of Monday morning and is now 30 percent contained.
The fire moved west generally Sunday, farther into the wilderness in Sawtooth Canyon.
There was some spotting across Sawtooth Creek to the south.
The 5,000 acre Sawtooth Fire is now over 40 percent contained, with fire managers satisfied on the critical eastern edge – which is nearest private property and over 400 homes.
First sockeye of the year shows up in Sawtooth Valley.
Created in 1972, the Sawtooth National Recreation Area plays host to more than 1.5 million visitors a year.
A helicopter at work at the Sawtooth Fire.
The ridges lining the Sawtooth Canyon are amazing to view…without smoke.
2nd annual Sawtooth Snow Safety Festival scheduled for Saturday.
Climber killed in Sawtooth Range fall.
A climber was found dead in the Sawtooth Range near the edge of Yosemite National Park.
We explore the Sawtooth National Recreation Area, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary.

In science:

We define the map π : Zd → GN by π((yi )1≤i≤d) = (mink∈Z |yi − 2kN |)1≤i≤d , in each coordinate, π is a sawtooth map.
Random walks on discrete cylinders with large bases and random interlacements
This effect is equivalent to that studied by Ovchinnikov sometime ago . A sawtooth behavior in the magnetization with bigger Hc2 is clearly established for bigger radius.
Vortex patterns in a superconducting-ferromagnetic rod
Instead of arbitrary arcs, Read constructs triangular “teeth” consisting of a diagonal segment from the left endpoint followed by a vertical segment to the right endpoint and calls the resulting drawing the sawtooth diagram associated to the original chord diagram.
Improved enumeration of simple topological graphs
One partition (L, R) can be shared by more sawtooth diagrams, if crossings are allowed.
Improved enumeration of simple topological graphs
To determine the sawtooth diagram (and the corresponding chord diagram) uniquely, we encode the intersection graph of the chords as follows.
Improved enumeration of simple topological graphs
Part A identifies several basic properties of the fluid limit paths, and in particular establishes that the queue length trajectory of each of the individual nodes exhibits ‘sawtooth’ behavior.
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
The combination of the sawtooth queue length trajectories and the switching probabilities provides a probabilistic description of the dynamics of the fluid limit once the process has reached a natural state and entered an M1 -, M2 -, M3 - or M4 -period.
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
In other words, the queue length trajectory of each of the individual nodes exhibits sawtooth behavior (Theorem 5).
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
Because of the sawtooth behavior, an M1 -period can only end when both nodes 1 and 2 are empty (on the fluid scale).
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
For γ > 1, the fluid limit sample paths still exhibit the sawtooth behavior, i.e., when a node starts transmitting, it does not release the channel until its entire queue is cleared (on the fluid scale).
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
This establishes that the queue-length trajectory of each of the individual nodes exhibits sawtooth behavior in the fluid limit.
Queue-Based Random-Access Algorithms: Fluid Limits and Stability Issues
As an example, the unirradiated current-voltage characteristics of the experiments in Fig. 23 develops a sawtooth structure reflecting the formation of electric field domains (EFD).
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
The situation repeats periodically as the domain wall moves, giving the sawtooth structure in the current.
Photon-assisted transport in semiconductor nanostructures
So in the regime of weak fluctuations the dependence I (eγ ) demonstrates sawtooth behavior slightly rounded due to fluctuations.
Theory of 4e versus 2e supercurrent in frustrated Josepshon-junction rhombi chain
The period of the sawtooth is always two bins.
Testing Consistency of Two Histograms