band saw

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noun Machinery.

a saw consisting of an endless toothed steel band passing over two wheels.

Nearby words

  1. band cell,
  2. band list,
  3. band mill,
  4. band of hope,
  5. band razor,
  6. band shell,
  7. band spectrum,
  8. band theory,
  9. band-aid,
  10. band-gala

Origin of band saw

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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Examples from the Web for band saw

  • The band-saw is fast displacing the other two, wherever it can be used.

    Handwork in Wood|William Noyes
  • Then he goes away, an' Jud is as down in the mouth as if he'd run his fist ag'in' a band-saw.

  • The sawing of the layers had best be done at a mill with a band-saw and jig-or scroll-saw, but can be done by hand, of course.

    Woodworking for Beginners|Charles Gardner Wheeler


British Dictionary definitions for band saw

band saw

noun

a power-operated saw consisting of an endless toothed metal band running over and driven by two wheels
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