a handsaw played as a musical instrument with a violin bow or a hammer while the saw is bent with varying tension to change the pitch.
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- musical chairs,
- musical chairs, play,
- musical comedy,
- musical glasses,
- musical ride,
Origin of musical saw
First recorded in 1925–30
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