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noun
a saw consisting of a thin, light blade held, under tension, in a U-shaped frame that has a handle: used for cutting small curves in wood.

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Origin of coping saw

First recorded in 1930–35
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coping saw

noun
a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw
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