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ripsaw

[ rip-saw ]
/ ˈrɪpˌsɔ /
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noun

a saw for cutting wood with the grain.

verb (used with object), rip·sawed, rip·sawed or rip·sawn, rip·saw·ing.

to saw (wood) in such a manner.

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Origin of ripsaw

First recorded in 1840–50; rip1 + saw1
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British Dictionary definitions for ripsaw

ripsaw
/ (ˈrɪpˌsɔː) /

noun

a handsaw for cutting along the grain of timber
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