Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Saw tooth


Sawtooth pattern


Saw tooth course: a course of headers laid at a 45 degree angle to the main face.

Saw tooth: Having a jagged or zigzag pattern, outline, or course.

Saw toothed: Having teeth resembling the teeth of a saw.

Saw tooth roof: A roof system having a number of parallel roof surfaces of triangular section with a profile similar to the teeth in a saw; usually the steeper side is glazed [glass] and often faces north.

Sawtooth shingle


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Photos and their arrangement 2012 Chuck LaChiusa
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