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Definition: circular saw
n : a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the
periphery; rotates on a spindle [syn: buzz saw
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Definition: Circular 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.
, a. [L. circularis, fr. circulus circle:
cf. F. circulaire. See Circle
1. In the form of, or bounded by, a circle; round.
2. repeating itself; ending in itself; reverting to the point
of beginning; hence, illogical; inconclusive; as, circular
3. Adhering to a fixed circle of legends; cyclic; hence,
mean; inferior. See Cyclic poets
, under Cyclic
Had Virgil been a circular poet, and closely adhered
to history, how could the Romans have had Dido?
4. Addressed to a circle, or to a number of persons having a
common interest; circulated, or intended for circulation;
as, a circular letter.
A proclamation of Henry III., . . . doubtless
circular throughout England. --Hallam.
5. Perfect; complete. [Obs.]
A man so absolute and circular
In all those wished-for rarities that may take
A virgin captive. --Massinger.
, any portion of the circumference of a circle.
(Math.), curves of the third order which
are imagined to pass through the two circular points at
. (Math.) See under Function
, mathematical instruments employed for
measuring angles, in which the graduation extends round
the whole circumference of a circle, or 360[deg].
, straight lines pertaining to the circle, as
sines, tangents, secants, etc.
Circular note or Circular letter
(a) (Com.) See under Credit
(b) (Diplomacy) A letter addressed in identical terms to a
number of persons.
(Arith.), those whose powers terminate in
the same digits as the roots themselves; as 5 and 6, whose
squares are 25 and 36. --Bailey. --Barlow.
Circular points at infinity
(Geom.), two imaginary points
at infinite distance through which every circle in the
plane is, in the theory of curves, imagined to pass.
. (Min.) See under Polarization
or Globular sailing
(Naut.), the method
of sailing by the arc of a great circle.
. See under Saw