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keyhole saw

noun
  1. a compass saw for cutting keyholes, etc.
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Origin of keyhole saw

First recorded in 1770–80
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for keyhole saw

Historical Examples of keyhole saw

  • The pieces, after being marked, are cut to shape with a keyhole-saw.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats

    Raymond Francis Yates

  • Cut the keyhole to the proper shape with a keyhole-saw or small chisel.

    Handwork in Wood

    William Noyes

  • The keyhole-saw, which is even smaller than the compass-saw, is used for cutting quicker curves, as for a keyhole.

    Woodworking for Beginners

    Charles Gardner Wheeler