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noun Carpentry.
a small handsaw with a narrow, tapering blade for cutting curves of small radii; whipsaw.
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Origin of compass saw

First recorded in 1670–80
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compass saw

noun
a hand saw with a narrow tapered blade for making a curved cut
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