hacksaw

   A multi-purpose saw with a narrow blade fixed at each end in a rigid curving frame. Pictured here are typical designs. The lower-left one is designed for more rugged work. The one on the right is generally known as a "jigsaw", and is capable of much finer work, because it can make sharp turns. Blades of various types are available for each. There are also electric motor-powered models with reciprocating blades. A band saw may be an alternative to these. Also see adze, chisel, circular saw, crosscut saw, file, gouge, kerf, miter, rasp, surform, and wood.

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  • hacksaw — (n.) first element from O.N. höggva to cut, from PIE *kau to hew, strike (see HEW (Cf. hew)) + SAW (Cf. saw) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hacksaw — ► NOUN ▪ a saw with a narrow blade set in a frame, used for cutting metal …   English terms dictionary

  • hacksaw — [hak′sô΄] n. a saw for cutting metal, consisting of a narrow, fine toothed blade held in a frame: see SAW1: also written hack saw …   English World dictionary

  • Hacksaw — Jim Duggan Daten Ringname(n) „Hacksaw“ Jim Duggan Namenszusätze …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hacksaw — A hacksaw is a fine tooth saw with a blade under tension in a frame, used for cutting materials such as metal or bone. Some have pistol grips which keep the hacksaw firm and easy to grip.Small hand held hacksaws consist of a metal arch with a… …   Wikipedia

  • hacksaw — 1. noun A saw, with a blade that is put under tension, for cutting metal 2. verb To cut with a hacksaw. This bolt is so rusted Ill have to hacksaw it of …   Wiktionary

  • hacksaw — UK [ˈhækˌsɔː] / US [ˈhækˌsɔ] noun [countable] Word forms hacksaw : singular hacksaw plural hacksaws a type of saw that you use for cutting metal …   English dictionary

  • hacksaw — noun Date: 1654 a fine tooth saw with a blade under tension in a frame that is used for cutting hard materials (as metal) • hacksaw verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hacksaw — [[t]hæ̱ksɔː[/t]] hacksaws N COUNT A hacksaw is a small saw used for cutting metal …   English dictionary

  • hacksaw — noun a saw with a narrow blade set in a frame, used for cutting metal. verb (past participle hacksawn or hacksawed) cut with a hacksaw …   English new terms dictionary

  • hacksaw — /hak saw /, n. a saw for cutting metal, consisting typically of a narrow, fine toothed blade fixed in a frame. Also hack saw. See illus. under saw. [1645 55; HACK1 + SAW1] * * * …   Universalium

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