Meaning of rift-sawed

rift-sawed

Pronunciation: (rift'sôd"), [key]
— adj.
  1. (of lumber) sawed radially so that the broader sides of the boards or timbers are approximately perpendicular to the annual rings.
  2. quartersawed.
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