kerfing

kerf

[kurf]
noun
1.
a cut or incision made by a saw or the like in a piece of wood.
2.
Mining. a deep cut a few inches high, used to undermine a portion of a coal or mineral seam.
3.
the act of cutting or carving.
verb (used with object)
4.
to make a kerf or kerfs in (a piece of wood, a coal seam, etc.).

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English kerf, kirf, Old English cyrf a cutting (cognate with Old Frisian kerf); akin to carve

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kerf (kɜːf)
 
n
the cut made by a saw, an axe, etc
 
[Old English cyrf a cutting; related to Old English ceorfan to carve]

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