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circular saw

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noun
  1. a power saw having a disk-shaped blade, usually with a toothed edge.
  2. 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

Historical Examples

  • Many kinds of work, however, can be done only on the circular-saw.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • After this the block is taken to a circular-saw, which cuts off the corners, and reduces it to the form of an octagon.

  • In this way, it is possible to cut very large logs with the circular-saw and with less waste.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • The circular-saw is not a perfectly flat disc, but when at rest is slightly convex on one side and concave on the other.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes


British Dictionary definitions for circular saw

circular saw

noun
  1. a power-driven saw in which a circular disc with a toothed edge is rotated at high speed
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