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Definition: Band 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
An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood,
iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel,
with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove
successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing.
Note: Saw is frequently used adjectively, or as the first
part of a compound.
, Crosscut saw
, etc. See under Band
, a disk of steel with saw teeth upon its
periphery, and revolved on an arbor.
, a bench or table with a flat top for for sawing,
especially with a circular saw which projects above the
, a three-cornered file, such as is used for
sharpening saw teeth.
, the frame or sash in a sawmill, in which the
saw, or gang of saws, is held.
, a saw frame.
, the form of cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney, in
which the cotton fibers are drawn, by the teeth of a set
of revolving circular saws, through a wire grating which
is too fine for the seeds to pass.
(Bot.), any one of certain cyperaceous plants
having the edges of the leaves set with minute sharp
teeth, especially the Cladium Mariscus
of Europe, and
the Cladium effusum
of the Southern United States. Cf.
, under Razor
, a log of suitable size for sawing into lumber.
, a mandrel on which a circular saw is fastened
, a pit over which timbor is sawed by two men, one
standing below the timber and the other above. --Mortimer.
(Zo["o]l.), the great titmouse; -- so named
from its harsh call note. [Prov. Eng.]
(Zo["o]l.), the marsh titmouse (Parus palustris
); -- so named from its call note. [Prov. Eng.]
, a ribbon of steel with saw teeth upon one edge,
stretched in a frame and adapted for sawing curved
outlines; also, a machine in which such a saw is worked by
foot or power.
(b[a^]nd), n. [OE. band, bond, Icel. band; akin to
G., Sw., & D. band, OHG. bant, Goth. bandi, Skr. bandha a
binding, bandh to bind, for bhanda, bhandh, also to E. bend,
bind. In sense 7, at least, it is fr. F. bande, from OHG.
bant. [root]90. See Bind
, v. t., and cf. Bend
1. A fillet, strap, or any narrow ligament with which a thing
is encircled, or fastened, or by which a number of things
are tied, bound together, or confined; a fetter.
Every one's bands were loosed. --Acts xvi.
(a) A continuous tablet, stripe, or series of ornaments,
as of carved foliage, of color, or of brickwork, etc.
(b) In Gothic architecture, the molding, or suite of
moldings, which encircles the pillars and small
3. That which serves as the means of union or connection
between persons; a tie. “To join in Hymen's bands.”
4. A linen collar or ruff worn in the 16th and 17th
5. pl. Two strips of linen hanging from the neck in front as
part of a clerical, legal, or academic dress.
6. A narrow strip of cloth or other material on any article
of dress, to bind, strengthen, ornament, or complete it.
“Band and gusset and seam.”
7. A company of persons united in any common design,
especially a body of armed men.
Troops of horsemen with his bands of foot. --Shak.
8. A number of musicians who play together upon portable
musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound,
as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.),
and drums, or cymbals; as, a high school's marching band.
9. (Bot.) A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the
fruits of umbelliferous plants.
10. (Zo["o]l.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to
the axis of the body.
11. (Mech.) A belt or strap.
12. A bond. [Obs.] “Thy oath and band.”
13. Pledge; security. [Obs.] --Spenser.
, a saw in the form of an endless steel belt, with
teeth on one edge, running over wheels.
, a band that is the size of an orchestra, usually
playing mostly jazz or swing music. The big band typically
features both ensemble and solo playing, sometimes has a
lead singer, and is often located in a night club where
the patrons may dance to its music. The big bands were
popular from the late 1920's to the 1940's. Contrasted
, which has fewer players.
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