- a saw having a blade set across an upright frame or bow, used with both hands in cutting wood on a sawhorse.
Origin of bucksaw
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Examples from the Web for bucksaw
That is what all the boys called a bucksaw when I went to school.
Johnnie bent his back, and the bucksaw resumed its protesting skreek.The Turtles of Tasman
Using a bucksaw is not only a thankless job at any time, but it is no saving of time or money.Hiram The Young Farmer
Burbank L. Todd
I tried to recall every kind of work that a bucksaw can be used for in the hope that that would suggest the name, but I failed.
The doctor cheerfully complied, and shot some dope into my hide, and made his bucksaw fairly sail, until it struck a rusty nail.Uncle Walt [Walt Mason]</p>
- a woodcutting saw having its blade set in a frame and tensioned by a turnbuckle across the back of the frame
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