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gang saw

  1. a saw having several parallel blades for making simultaneous cuts.
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Origin of gang saw

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50
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Historical Examples of gang saw

  • Gang-saw, gang-saw, n. an arrangement of saws set in one frame.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • He's true as the needle to the pole and the gang-saw to the plank.

    Two Knapsacks

    John Campbell

  • 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

    William Noyes

British Dictionary definitions for gang saw

gang saw

  1. a saw having several parallel blades making simultaneous cuts
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Derived Formsgang sawyer, noun
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