resaw

[ verb ree-saw; noun ree-saw ]
/ verb riˈsɔ; noun ˈriˌsɔ /

verb (used with object), re·sawed, re·sawed or re·sawn, re·sawing.

to saw again.

noun

Lumbering. a machine for cutting logs into lumber.

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Origin of resaw

First recorded in 1910–15; re- + saw1

OTHER WORDS FROM resaw

re·saw·yer [ree-saw-yer, -soi-er], /riˈsɔ yər, -ˈsɔɪ ər/, re·saw·er, noun
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