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saw set

an instrument used to bend out slightly the point of each alternate tooth of a saw so that the kerf made by the saw will be wider than its blade.
Origin of saw set
First recorded in 1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Everything that he saw set him to questioning, comparing, and reasoning.

    Heroes of To-Day Mary R. Parkman
  • He passed into the room from which the other man had come, and saw set out there his supper.

    Jimmy Quixote Tom Gallon
  • Looking up at the walls I saw set in the timber a number of holes cleanly bored.

  • Here we had planted the greatest continuous row of cannon I ever saw set for work in a battle.

British Dictionary definitions for saw set

saw set

a tool used for setting the teeth of a saw, consisting of a type of clamp used to bend each tooth in turn at a slight angle to the plane of the saw to improve cutting, alternate teeth being bent in the same direction
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