The whipsaw can and does go up with almost as much speed as it goes down—recall the snap back from the lows of March of 2009.
And I think he's going to whipsaw the market to a standstill this time, for sure.
We sawed our boards with the whipsaw, and made our shingles out of the ash-trees.
The boards we used in the building had to be sawed by us two slaves with a whipsaw.
“Jake Block, the owner of whipsaw,” Wallingford was pleased to inform him.
This was the way with these shrewd traders always, and to whipsaw a dying man would be nuts for a man like Prunty.
Then the Indian brings over a whipsaw from the cabin at Surprise Lake and makes lumber enough for the box.
At the quarter, three horses drew into the lead, whipsaw just behind them.
Try as she would, she could not get them out, and then she remembered that Hastings kept a whipsaw in a shed close by.
Spread this in as many pool-rooms as you can; get it all down on whipsaw.
[first sense perhaps fr the reciprocal action of the whipsaw, a pit saw operated by one person above and one in the pit below; in an earlier slang use whipsaw meant ''to take bribes from two political sources at once''; second sense probably fr the cutting efficiency of this two-person saw]