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compass saw

noun

, Carpentry.
  1. a small handsaw with a narrow, tapering blade for cutting curves of small radii; whipsaw.


compass saw

noun

  1. a hand saw with a narrow tapered blade for making a curved cut


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Word History and Origins

Origin of compass saw1

First recorded in 1670–80

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Example Sentences

The keyhole-saw, which is even smaller than the compass-saw, is used for cutting quicker curves, as for a keyhole.

Bore holes in the corners of the doors and windows and saw out with keyhole or compass saw.

The compass-saw shown at Fig. 107 is used for general purposes, but is not so necessary as the back saw.

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