To saw again; specifically, to saw a balk, or a timber, which has already been squared, into dimension lumber, as joists, boards, etc.
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resaw (third-person singular simple present resaws, present participle resawing, simple past resawed, past participle resawn) (transitive) To saw again or anew. 2007 November 15, Tim Mckeough, “Room to Improve”, New York Times: For instance, the old Sears building in Chicago was built with wood trusses; we get beams like that and resaw them to make flooring.
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