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A cut made in wood, metal, or other material by a saw or cutting torch.
A narrow, deep cut made in the face of coal to facilitate mining.
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A series of grooves, or kerfs, cut down to about two-thirds of the thickness of the wooden piece, so that it can be bent around curves.
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1. In a suspended acoustical ceiling, a groove cut into the edges of an acoustical tile to receive splines or supporting members of the ceiling suspension system.
2. A slot or cut made in a material such as wood or metal.
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