Band saw
Saw 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}, {Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.] 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: Saw is frequently used adjectively, or as the first part of a compound. [1913 Webster]

{Band saw}, {Crosscut saw}, etc. See under {Band}, {Crosscut}, etc.

{Circular saw}, a disk of steel with saw teeth upon its periphery, and revolved on an arbor.

{Saw bench}, a bench or table with a flat top for for sawing, especially with a circular saw which projects above the table.

{Saw file}, a three-cornered file, such as is used for sharpening saw teeth.

{Saw frame}, the frame or sash in a sawmill, in which the saw, or gang of saws, is held.

{Saw gate}, a saw frame.

{Saw gin}, 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.

{Saw grass} (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. {Razor grass}, under {Razor}.

{Saw log}, a log of suitable size for sawing into lumber.

{Saw mandrel}, a mandrel on which a circular saw is fastened for running.

{Saw pit}, a pit over which timbor is sawed by two men, one standing below the timber and the other above. --Mortimer.

{Saw sharpener} (Zo["o]l.), the great titmouse; -- so named from its harsh call note. [Prov. Eng.]

{Saw whetter} (Zo["o]l.), the marsh titmouse ({Parus palustris}); -- so named from its call note. [Prov. Eng.]

{Scroll saw}, 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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Band saw — Band Band (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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • band saw — band′ saw or band′saw n. bui a saw consisting of an endless toothed steel band passing over two wheels Etymology: 1860–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • band-saw — bandˈ saw noun An endless saw, a toothed steel belt • • • Main Entry: ↑band …   Useful english dictionary

  • band saw — ☆ band saw n. a power saw consisting of an endless toothed steel belt that runs over pulleys …   English World dictionary

  • Band saw — A band saw uses a blade consisting of a band of toothed metal, and may be powered by wind, water, steam, electrical motor or animal power. The band rides on two wheels rotating in the same plane. Band saws can be used for woodworking, metal… …   Wikipedia

  • band saw — noun an endless saw consisting of a toothed metal band that is driven around two wheels • Syn: ↑bandsaw • Hypernyms: ↑power saw, ↑saw, ↑sawing machine * * * noun : a saw in the form of an endless steel belt running over pulleys; …   Useful english dictionary

  • band saw — Mach. a saw consisting of an endless toothed steel band passing over two wheels. [1860 65, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • band saw — noun Date: 1858 a saw in the form of an endless steel belt running over pulleys; also a power saw using this device usually with the blade in a vertical position …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • band saw — n. saw consisting of an endless toothed steel belt which passes over two wheels …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Band-saw — Ленточная пила …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

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