- a movable frame or trestle for supporting wood being sawed.
Origin of sawhorse
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Examples from the Web for sawhorse
It was an outdoor picnic then, with pecks and bushels dispatched at sawhorse tables.A Briny, South Carolina Oyster Shack
Jane & Michael Stern
March 23, 2014
He's a sawhorse—he's as heavy in th' head as a bag of salt; he'll never do no good to nobody.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
In a few moments the three were inside, with a sawhorse against the door.Cap'n Eri
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
"A sawhorse is a thing they saw boards on," remarked Jim, with a sniff.
"Oh, I cannot hope ever to be like you," sighed the Sawhorse.
But this sawhorse can trot as fast as you can, Jim; and he's very wise, too.
- a stand for timber during sawing
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Word Origin and History for sawhorse
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