or hack saw
- a saw for cutting metal, consisting typically of a narrow, fine-toothed blade fixed in a frame.
Origin of hacksaw
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for hacksaw
They dress in clothing from the flophouse lost-and-found and are groomed with a hacksaw and gravel rake.Up to a Point: They Made Me Write About Lena Dunham
P. J. O’Rourke
December 13, 2014
A piece of brass tubing is then cut off with a hacksaw to form a brass bushing.
The lower end of this rod is slit with a hacksaw and the rudder is placed in this.
Slits are sawn across the bowl in the manner shown, using a hacksaw.
A vise with a bar of metal in it, half cut through and the hacksaw beside it.Omnilingual
H. Beam Piper
It may then be sawn with a hacksaw, cut with a cold chisel, or filed into plates of the proper shape, as shown.
- a handsaw for cutting metal, with a hard-steel blade in a frame under tension
- (tr) to cut with a hacksaw
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Word Origin and History for hacksaw
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper