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coping saw

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noun
  1. 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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Examples from the Web for coping saw

Historical Examples

  • This portion of the deck should be carefully cut out with a coping-saw.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • After the different shapes have been properly laid out on the wood, the next thing to do is to saw them out with a coping-saw.

    Educational Toys

    Louis C. Petersen

  • The coping-saw is the principal tool needed for this work, and may be purchased with extra blades for about 25 cents.

    Educational Toys

    Louis C. Petersen


British Dictionary definitions for coping saw

coping saw

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