fret saw

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noun

a long, narrow-bladed saw used to cut ornamental work from thin wood.Compare coping saw.

Nearby words

  1. fresnel mirrors,
  2. fresnel, augustin jean,
  3. fresno,
  4. fress,
  5. fret,
  6. fretboard,
  7. fretful,
  8. fretfully,
  9. fretsome,
  10. fretted

Origin of fret saw

First recorded in 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for fret saw

fret saw

noun

a fine-toothed saw with a long thin narrow blade, used for cutting designs in thin wood or metal
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