circular saw

   A circular toothed blade which is power driven. Shown here is a hand-held model. A bench circular saw is used for cutting timber by feeding the wood into the blade, to cut across or down the length. Also see carving, crosscut saw, kerf, and ripsaw.

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  • Circular saw — Saw Saw, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s[ a]ge, OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s[ o]g, L. secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] An instrument for cutting or dividing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Circular saw — Circular Cir cu*lar, a. [L. circularis, fr. circulus circle: cf. F. circulaire. See {Circle}.] [1913 Webster] 1. In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round. [1913 Webster] 2. repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • circular saw — circular saws N COUNT A circular saw is a round metal disk with a sharp edge which is used for cutting wood and other materials. [BRIT] (in AM, use buzzsaw) …   English dictionary

  • circular saw — noun count an electrical SAW with a round metal blade …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • circular saw — ► NOUN ▪ a power saw with a rapidly rotating toothed disc …   English terms dictionary

  • circular saw — n. a saw in the form of a disk with a toothed edge, rotated at high speed as by a motor …   English World dictionary

  • circular saw — n an electric tool with a round metal blade that has small sharp parts around the edge, used for cutting wood …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Circular saw — This miter saw uses a circular saw mounted to cut at an angle Buzzsaw redirects here. For other uses, see Buzzsaw (disambiguation). The circular saw is a machine using a toothed metal cutting disc or blade. The term is also loosely used for the… …   Wikipedia

  • circular saw — noun a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery; rotates on a spindle • Syn: ↑buzz saw • Hypernyms: ↑power saw, ↑saw, ↑sawing machine • Hyponyms: ↑portable circular saw, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • circular saw — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms circular saw : singular circular saw plural circular saws an electrical saw with a round metal blade …   English dictionary


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