bucksaw

[ buhk-saw ]
/ ˈbʌkˌsɔ /

noun

a saw having a blade set across an upright frame or bow, used with both hands in cutting wood on a sawhorse.

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Origin of bucksaw

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; buck3 + saw1
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British Dictionary definitions for bucksaw

bucksaw
/ (ˈbʌkˌsɔː) /

noun

a woodcutting saw having its blade set in a frame and tensioned by a turnbuckle across the back of the frame
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