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pitsaw

or pit saw

[pit-saw]
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noun
  1. a two-handed saw used in pit sawing.
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Origin of pitsaw

First recorded in 1670–80; pit1 + saw1
Related formspit sawyer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pitsaw

pitsaw

noun
  1. a large saw formerly used for cutting logs into planks, operated by two men, one standing on top of the log and the other in a pit underneath it
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