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bow saw

[boh]
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noun
  1. a saw having a narrow blade held at both ends by a bowed handle.

Origin of bow saw

First recorded in 1670–80
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Examples from the Web for bow saw

Historical Examples

  • If you have a bow-saw or scroll-saw, it will save much time in shaping the outlines, or you can have them sawed at the mill.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler

  • The turning- or bow-saw is much better for any work with which the bow will not interfere, and is a very useful tool at times.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler