- a cut or incision made by a saw or the like in a piece of wood.
- Mining. a deep cut a few inches high, used to undermine a portion of a coal or mineral seam.
- the act of cutting or carving.
verb (used with object)
- to make a kerf or kerfs in (a piece of wood, a coal seam, etc.).
- the cut made by a saw, an axe, etc