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backsaw

[bak-saw]
noun Carpentry.
  1. a short saw with a reinforced back.
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Origin of backsaw

First recorded in 1875–80; back1 + saw1
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British Dictionary definitions for back saw

back saw

noun
  1. a small handsaw stiffened along its upper edge by a metal section
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