- a saw having several parallel blades for making simultaneous cuts.
Origin of gang saw
An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Examples from the Web for gang saw
Gang-saw, gang-saw, n. an arrangement of saws set in one frame.
He's true as the needle to the pole and the gang-saw to the plank.Two Knapsacks
He can count more teeth than he ever saw at one time, except in a Saginaw gang-saw mill.The World on Wheels and Other Sketches
Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin) Taylor
A gang-saw is simply a series of straight saw-blades set in a vertical frame.Handwork in Wood
- a saw having several parallel blades making simultaneous cuts
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