Found 2 items, similar to Scroll saw.
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Definition: scroll saw
n : fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut
curved outlines [syn: jigsaw
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Definition: Scroll 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.
, n. [A dim. of OE. scroue, scrowe (whence E.
escrow), OF. escroe, escroue, F. ['e]crou entry in the jail
book, LL. scroa scroll, probably of Teutonic origin; cf. OD.
schroode a strip, shred, slip of paper, akin to E. shred. Cf.
1. A roll of paper or parchment; a writing formed into a
roll; a schedule; a list.
The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll.
Here is the scroll of every man's name. --Shak.
2. (Arch.) An ornament formed of undulations giving off
spirals or sprays, usually suggestive of plant form. Roman
architectural ornament is largely of some scroll pattern.
3. A mark or flourish added to a person's signature, intended
to represent a seal, and in some States allowed as a
substitute for a seal. [U.S.] --Burrill.
4. (Geom.) Same as Skew surface
. See under Skew
(Arch.) See under Linen
(Mach.), an adjustable chuck, applicable to a
lathe spindle, for centering and holding work, in which
the jaws are adjusted and tightened simultaneously by
turning a disk having in its face a spiral groove which is
entered by teeth on the backs of the jaws.
. See under Saw