sawhorse

[saw-hawrs]

noun

a movable frame or trestle for supporting wood being sawed.

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Origin of sawhorse

First recorded in 1770–80; saw1 + horse
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sawhorse

noun

a stand for timber during sawing
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Word Origin and History for sawhorse
n.

"support or rack for holding wood while it is cut by a saw," 1778, from saw (n.1) + horse (n.) in the mechanical sense.

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