Sawteeth

sawtooth

[saw-tooth]
noun, plural sawteeth [saw-teeth] .
1.
one of the cutting teeth of a saw.
2.
any of the small parallel roof structures forming a sawtooth roof.
adjective
3.
having a zigzag profile, similar to that of the cutting edge of a saw; sawtoothed; serrate: a sawtooth mountain range.

Origin:
1595–1605; saw1 + tooth

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sawtooth (ˈsɔːˌtuːθ)
 
adj
1.  (of a waveform) having an amplitude that varies linearly with time between two values, the interval in one direction often being much greater than the other
2.  having or generating such a waveform

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