crown saw

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noun

a rotary saw consisting of a hollow cylinder with teeth formed on one end or edge, as a trephine or trepanning saw.

Nearby words

  1. crown prosecutor,
  2. crown quarto,
  3. crown roast,
  4. crown rot,
  5. crown rust,
  6. crown vetch,
  7. crown wart,
  8. crown wheel,
  9. crown-heel length,
  10. crown-jewel option

Origin of crown saw

First recorded in 1860–65

Also called cylinder saw, hole saw.

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British Dictionary definitions for crown saw

crown saw

noun

a hollow cylinder with cutting teeth forming a rotary saw for trepanning
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