quarter sawn


verb (used with object), quartersawed, quartersawed or quartersawn, quartersawing.
to saw (lumber) from quarter sections of logs so that the annual rings in any board form at least a 45° angle with the faces of the board.

1905–10; quarter + saw1

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quartersaw (ˈkwɔːtəˌsɔː)
vb , -saws, -sawing, -sawed, -sawed, -sawn
(tr) to saw (timber) into quarters along two diameters of a log at right angles to each other

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