chain-saw

or chain·saw

[ cheyn-saw ]
/ ˈtʃeɪnˌsɔ /

verb (used with object)

to cut or cut down (lumber, a tree, etc.) with a chain saw.

verb (used without object)

to use a chain saw.

Nearby words

  1. chain, ernst boris,
  2. chain-link,
  3. chain-link fence,
  4. chain-react,
  5. chain-reacting pile,
  6. chain-smoke,
  7. chain-smoker,
  8. chainage,
  9. chainbelt,
  10. chained

chain saw

noun

a power saw, usually portable, having teeth set on an endless chain.

Origin of chain saw

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for chain-saw

chain saw

noun

a motor-driven saw, usually portable, in which the cutting teeth form links in a continuous chain
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