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backsaw

[ bak-saw ]
/ ˈbækˌsɔ /
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noun Carpentry.

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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Example sentences from the Web for backsaw

  • If they do not, saw in the joints with a backsaw until they do fit.

  • Mark the tenons on the ends of the stretcher and cut them with a backsaw and make smooth with a chisel.

    Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor
  • Cut all the tenons with a backsaw and smooth them with a chisel.

    Mission Furniture|H. H. Windsor

British Dictionary definitions for backsaw

back saw

noun

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