backsaw

[ bak-saw ]
/ ˈbækˌsɔ /

noun Carpentry.

a short saw with a reinforced back.

Nearby words

  1. backronym,
  2. backroom,
  3. backrub,
  4. backrush,
  5. backs,
  6. backscatter,
  7. backscratcher,
  8. backseat,
  9. backseat driver,
  10. backset

Origin of backsaw

First recorded in 1875–80; back1 + saw1

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British Dictionary definitions for back saw

back saw

noun

a small handsaw stiffened along its upper edge by a metal section
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