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crown saw

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

First recorded in 1860–65
Also called cylinder saw, hole saw.
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Historical Examples of crown saw

  • By a second machine the holes for the pins are bored, and they are formed into perfect circles by means of a crown-saw.

    The Ports, Harbours, Watering-places and Picturesque Scenery of Great Britain Vol. 2

    William Finden

British Dictionary definitions for crown saw

crown saw

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