Definition of "sawn" [sawn]

  • A past participle of saw1. (verb)

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Use "sawn" in a sentence
  • "The sawn wood is called sawn timber which, depending on the different size and shape, is classified in the types of sawn timber as per table"
  • "But in Coleman prison, he was surrounded by 1,000 hardened inmates, most of them convicted of drug trafficking or possession of illegal weapons, such as sawn-off shotguns, pistols equipped with silencers and machine-guns mounted on tripods."
  • "One officer in a Colonial corps who spoke freely about them, told me he had 'sawn' them in half and found the cavities, but the method of investigation he had employed seemed against the presence of any fulminant in the body of the bullets."