- a power saw having a disk-shaped blade, usually with a toothed edge.
- the blade of such a saw.
Origin of circular saw
First recorded in 1810–20
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Examples from the Web for circular saw
Many kinds of work, however, can be done only on the circular-saw.
After this the block is taken to a circular-saw, which cuts off the corners, and reduces it to the form of an octagon.
The circular-saw is not a perfectly flat disc, but when at rest is slightly convex on one side and concave on the other.
In this way, it is possible to cut very large logs with the circular-saw and with less waste.
- a power-driven saw in which a circular disc with a toothed edge is rotated at high speed
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