a long, narrow-bladed saw used to cut ornamental work from thin wood.: Compare coping saw.
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How to use fret saw in a sentence
Outside a dry-fly rasped the brooding silence up and down with its fret-saw refrain.Back Home | Irvin S. Cobb
If you have a fret saw, and can use it cleverly, you can make at home as good a puzzle as any that can be bought.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes | Dorothy Canfield Fisher
The wheels should be cut with a fret saw, if you possess one.Toy-Making at Home | Morley Adams
The cutting of the hub is not a very difficult matter if you have a fret saw.Toy-Making at Home | Morley Adams
A hand fret-saw, for a collection of minerals and Indian curiosities.Harper's Young People, June 14, 1881 | Various
British Dictionary definitions for fret saw
a fine-toothed saw with a long thin narrow blade, used for cutting designs in thin wood or metal
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