band saw

noun Machinery.

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

Origin of band saw

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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


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