fret saw


noun

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

Origin of fret saw

First recorded in 1860–65
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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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