1. present participle of saw#English|saw

sawing (plural sawings)

  1. The act by which something is sawn.
    • 1966, Finnish Paper and Timber (volumes 17-20, page 168)
      As said, these investigations generally do not pay attention to saw kerf width and green size of sawn timber. These studies have mainly been made by practical test sawings and subsequently checked by geometric calculations.
  2. (usually plural) A shaving or fragment of sawn material.
    • 1892, The Journal of Analytical and Applied Chemistry (volume 6, page 388)
      We find that from a sample of sawings of the usual size a button or small bar fairly representing the sample can be cast from about 2,000 grains.

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