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hacksaw

or hack saw

[ hak-saw ]
/ ˈhækˌsɔ /
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noun

a saw for cutting metal, consisting typically of a narrow, fine-toothed blade fixed in a frame.

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Origin of hacksaw

First recorded in 1645–55; hack1 + saw1
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British Dictionary definitions for hacksaw

hacksaw
/ (ˈhækˌsɔː) /

noun

a handsaw for cutting metal, with a hard-steel blade in a frame under tension

verb -saws, -sawing, -sawed, -sawed or -sawn (-ˌsɔːn)

(tr) to cut with a hacksaw
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