pitsaw

or pit saw

[pit-saw]

noun

a two-handed saw used in pit sawing.

Nearby words

  1. piton,
  2. pitot tube,
  3. pitot-static tube,
  4. pitri,
  5. pits,
  6. pitt,
  7. pitt street farmer,
  8. pitt, william,
  9. pitt-rivers,
  10. pitta

Origin of pitsaw

First recorded in 1670–80; pit1 + saw1

Related formspit sawyer, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for pitsaw

pitsaw

noun

a large saw formerly used for cutting logs into planks, operated by two men, one standing on top of the log and the other in a pit underneath it
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