Found 2 items, similar to Crosscut saw.
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Definition: crosscut saw
n : handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain (or major
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Definition: Crosscut 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.
1. A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road.
2. (Mining) A level driven across the course of a vein, or
across the main workings, as from one gangway to another.
(a) A saw, the teeth of which are so set as to adapt it
for sawing wood crosswise of the grain rather than
(b) A saw managed by two men, one at each end, for cutting
large logs crosswise.