buzz saw


noun

a power-operated circular saw, so named because of the noise it makes.

Nearby words

  1. buzz bomb,
  2. buzz cut,
  3. buzz in,
  4. buzz off,
  5. buzz phrase,
  6. buzz term,
  7. buzz word,
  8. buzz-cut,
  9. buzz-saw,
  10. buzzard

Origin of buzz saw

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

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British Dictionary definitions for buzz saw

buzz saw

noun

US and Canadian a power-operated circular saw
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