1. Chiefly Biology. notched on the edge like a saw: a serrate leaf.
  2. Numismatics. (of a coin) having a grooved edge.
  3. serrated.

verb (used with object), ser·rat·ed, ser·rat·ing.

  1. to make serrate or serrated: He serrated the knives so they would cut meat easily.

adjective (ˈsɛrɪt, -eɪt)

  1. (of leaves) having a margin of forward pointing teeth
  2. having a notched or sawlike edge

verb (səˈreɪt)

  1. (tr) to make serrate

adj.“notched,” 1660s, from Latin serratus “sawlike, notched like a saw,” from serra “a saw,” of unknown origin. Related: Serrated; serrating. adj.

  1. Having or forming a row of small, sharp, projections resembling the teeth of a saw.
  2. Having a saw-toothed edge or margin notched with toothlike projections.
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