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coping saw

noun
1.
a saw consisting of a thin, light blade held, under tension, in a U -shaped frame that has a handle: used for cutting small curves in wood.
Origin of coping saw
1930-1935
First recorded in 1930-35
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  • Strike all of these curves and cut to the line with a coping saw and finish smooth.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • The cutting should be done with a coping saw, cutting to the line for a finish.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • Saw this out with a coping saw and finish smoothly to the line.

    Toy Craft Leon H. Baxter
  • Its handle was cut out with the coping saw and whittled to the lines.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • They are designed to be made with the coping saw out of thin wood.

    Wood and Forest William Noyes
  • To cut the openings, first bore a hole near one corner to get the blade of a coping saw through and proceed to saw to the lines.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • The openings for the pictures were cut out with coping saw and knife and bevelled.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • The openings are made by sawing the pieces out with a coping saw, and the edges are dressed up with a sharp chisel.

    Mission Furniture H. H. Windsor
  • One of the new tools was brought out, and Harry was introduced to the mysteries of the coping saw.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
  • We can cut it out with the coping saw and there need not be a great deal of knife work to it.

    Carpentry and Woodwork

    Edwin W. Foster
British Dictionary definitions for coping saw

coping saw

noun
1.
a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw
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