• WordNet 3.6
    • adj jagged having a sharply uneven surface or outline "the jagged outline of the crags","scraggy cliffs"
    • adj jagged having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a jagged jăg"gĕd Having jags; having rough, sharp notches, protuberances, or teeth; cleft; laciniate; divided; as, jagged rocks. "Jagged vine leaves' shade."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • jagged Having notches or teeth, or ragged edges; cleft; divided; laciniate: as, jagged leaves.
    • jagged Cut into jags, as sleeves and other parts of a garment; cut at the edge with leaf-like serrations: a fashion of garments common in the early part of the fifteenth century. See dag
    • jagged In heraldry, shown with broken and irregular outlines, as if torn from something else: said of any bearing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Jagged notched, rough-edged, uneven
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Celt.; W., Gael., Ir. gag, a cleft.


In literature:

A moment more and she would go over, down on the jagged, cruel rocks beneath.
"Tiger and Tom and Other Stories for Boys" by Various
In the retaining-wall at the left, a jagged gap appeared.
"The Air Trust" by George Allan England
A closing, jagged phrase reappears as the first theme of the Finale.
"Symphonies and Their Meaning; Third Series, Modern Symphonies" by Philip H. Goepp
The most jagged rock is covered with blossoming moss.
"The Abominations of Modern Society" by Rev. T. De Witt Talmage
The bark is very smooth, the leaves of the size of a plum-tree leaf, dark green, oval, smooth, and jagged at the ends.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume X" by Robert Kerr
The injury was a severe one, being no clean cut, but a jagged gash several inches in length, caused by a heavy blow with a rough tool.
"The Second Violin" by Grace S. Richmond
Several large long slices had been cut off in jagged slashes from the flitches.
"Waysiders" by Seumas O'Kelly
The heads were jagged and barbed and double-barbed.
"Two Little Savages" by Ernest Thompson Seton
The great jagged outline of the Spear Point looked like the castle of a dream.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
One man's rifle shot up as his spine was broken by a jagged piece of shrapnel jacket.
"The Last Shot" by Frederick Palmer

In poetry:

Little loads of stove wood,
Little jags of coal,
Make our pocket books look sick,
And put us in the hole.
"Rursery Rhymes" by Abner Cosens
Hark, hark
The dogs do bark
Beggars are coming to town;
Some in jags,
Some in rags,
And some in velvet gowns.
"Little Red Riding-Hood" by Clara Doty Bates
He looked at each jagged wrist;
He looked, but he did not speak;
And then he bent down and kissed
Me on either cheek.
"Grand-Père" by Robert W Service
Around, the lurid mountains glow
With strange unearthly gleams;
While black abysses gape below,
Then close in jagged seams.
"Agnes" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
The pale olive trees on the distant plain,
The jagged blue rocks,
The vaporous sea-like mountain chain,
Dropped into the night.
"El Manolo" by Elizabeth Drew Barstow Stoddard
Did you ever stand on the ledges,
On the brink of the great plateau
And look from their jagged edges
On the country that lay below?
"The Time to Decide" by Bruce Kiskaddon

In news:

Ex- con accused of shooting Jags player on trial.
Ex-con accused of shooting Jags player on trial.
On the sunny afternoon in the park, the band's sound rolled in like a dark curtain of thunderclouds, grinding and jagged.
Del Rio 's firing, Jags' sale affects AFC West.
Jags magic trick October 10, 2011.
Credit Jag Gundu / Getty Images.
Jags RB Maurice Jones-Drew just hopes his team is tough enough to beat the Bears on Sunday.
Colts right in thick of playoff race after downing Jags.
INTERVIEWS Hear Fiona Apple's Jagged 'This Is 40' Soundtrack Cut ' Dull Tool'.
His durability has not been a question over the last eight seasons, as he played in 124 of 128 regular-season games with the Jags.
It's beautiful the northernmost tip of the state of Florida, the westernmost jag on the eastern coast.
The Jags won just three conference games in the 2010-11 season under former head coach Rob Spivery.
When India Jones, 18, signed up for Central High School's JAG program last year, she admitted she - 11:28 pm.
Dustin Keller ruled out vs Jags.
Sanchez hands off mostly in win over Jags.

In science:

Pacienza, G., Rational curves on general projective hypersurfaces(to appear in JAG), arXiv:math.
On the geometric genus of subvarieties of generic hypersurfaces
Due to fluctuations in the calibrated channel energy gains there is some jagged structure to model hardness ratio leading up to periastron passage.
3D modelling of the colliding winds in Eta Carinae - evidence for radiative inhibition
FIG. 1: Comparison of empirical measurements (jagged lines) and analytic predictions (curves) of f i j for the citation network described in the text.
Random acyclic networks
On smaller scales its structure is more like that of a jagged fractal.
Percolation Hamiltonians
Another effect seen in Figure 3 is a right-ward shift of the jagged peaks in open flux, which correspond to flux rope ejections, in the run with lower outflow speed.
A Non-potential Model for the Sun's Open Magnetic Flux