bow saw

[ boh ]
/ boʊ /

noun

a saw having a narrow blade held at both ends by a bowed handle.

Nearby words

  1. bow legs,
  2. bow net,
  3. bow oar,
  4. bow out,
  5. bow rudder,
  6. bow shock,
  7. bow street,
  8. bow street runner,
  9. bow thruster,
  10. bow tie

Origin of bow saw

First recorded in 1670–80

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British Dictionary definitions for bowsaw

bowsaw

/ (ˈbəʊˌsɔː) /

noun

a saw with a thin blade in a bow-shaped frame
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