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[bak-saw] /ˈbækˌsɔ/
noun, Carpentry.
a short saw with a reinforced back.
Origin of backsaw
First recorded in 1875-80; back1 + saw1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Cut all the tenons with a backsaw and smooth them with a chisel.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • If they do not, saw in the joints with a backsaw until they do fit.

  • Mark the tenons on the ends of the stretcher and cut them with a backsaw and make smooth with a chisel.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor

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