crosscut saw


noun
  1. a saw for cutting wood perpendicular to the grain.

Origin of crosscut saw

1
An Americanism dating back to 1635–45

Words Nearby crosscut saw

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How to use crosscut saw in a sentence

  • Two, swaying backwards and forward with rhythmic precision, dragged a big crosscut-saw through a massive trunk.

    The Girl From Keller's | Harold Bindloss
  • As we had a good crosscut saw, it did not take long to enlarge the doorway so that one could go in standing up, man fashion.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper | Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • Mr. Goodsil and Mr. Vanater went back after more of the supplies, which included another good axe and a crosscut saw.

    Fifty Years a Hunter and Trapper | Eldred Nathaniel Woodcock
  • We had to cut all our firewood with a two man crosscut saw or a one man crosscut saw about three feet long.

  • The method of using a crosscut saw was for two men to take a stand opposite one another, with the log between.

British Dictionary definitions for crosscut saw

crosscut saw

noun
  1. a saw for cutting timber across the grain

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