pitsaw

or pit saw

[ pit-saw ]
/ ˈpɪtˌsɔ /

noun

a two-handed saw used in pit sawing.

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Origin of pitsaw

First recorded in 1670–80; pit1 + saw1

OTHER WORDS FROM pitsaw

pit sawyer, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pitsaw

pitsaw
/ (ˈpɪtˌsɔː) /

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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