pitsaw
pitsaw pit"saw n. A large two-handed saw formerly used to cut logs into planks; one man stood above the log and the other in a pit below. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • pitsaw — pit sawyer. /pit saw /, n. a two handed saw used in pit sawing. Also, pit saw. [1670 80; PIT1 + SAW1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pitsaw — noun a large two handed saw formerly used to cut logs into planks; one man stood above the log and the other in a pit below • Hypernyms: ↑two handed saw, ↑whipsaw, ↑two man saw, ↑lumberman s saw * * * pit sawyer. /pit saw /, n. a two handed saw… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pit saw — a large saw used, esp. formerly, to cut timber lengthwise and worked by two men, one standing above the log, the other in a pit below it: also written pitsaw n. * * * …   Universalium

  • whipsaw — /hwip saw , wip /, n., v., whipsawed, whipsawed or whipsawn, whipsawing. n. 1. a saw for two persons, as a pitsaw, used to divide timbers lengthwise. v.t. 2. to cut with a whipsaw. 3. to win two bets from (a person) at one turn or play, as at… …   Universalium

  • pit saw — a large saw used, esp. formerly, to cut timber lengthwise and worked by two men, one standing above the log, the other in a pit below it: also written pitsaw n …   English World dictionary

  • lumberman's saw — noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people • Syn: ↑two handed saw, ↑whipsaw, ↑two man saw • Derivationally related forms: ↑whipsaw (for: ↑whipsaw) …   Useful english dictionary

  • two-handed saw — noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people • Syn: ↑whipsaw, ↑two man saw, ↑lumberman s saw • Derivationally related forms: ↑whipsaw (for: ↑whipsaw) …   Useful english dictionary

  • two-man saw — noun a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people • Syn: ↑two handed saw, ↑whipsaw, ↑lumberman s saw • Derivationally related forms: ↑whipsaw (for: ↑whipsaw) …   Useful english dictionary

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