Ripsaw
Ripsaw Rip"saw`, [See {Rip}, v. t., 4.] (Carp.) A handsaw with coarse teeth which have but a slight set, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain (the fiber); -- called also {ripping saw}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ripsaw — (sometimes Rip saw, Rip Saw, RipSaw or The Duluth Rip Saw) was a Duluth, Minnesota newspaper published from 1917 to 1926 and again from 1999 to 2005. In its original incarnation, the paper was a scandal sheet with a reputation for muckraking,… …   Wikipedia

  • ripsaw — [rip′sô΄] n. [ RIP1 + SAW1] a saw with coarse teeth, for cutting wood along the grain …   English World dictionary

  • ripsaw —    A long bladed hand held saw with teeth designed for cutting wood in the same direction as the grain runs. Ripsaws have chisel like teeth that plow through the wood. By contrast, the teeth of crosscut saws are pointed to cut wood fibers. Both… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • ripsaw — 1. noun A saw that is designed to cut wood along its grain, i.e. to rip. Ant: crosscut saw 2. verb To cut with a ripsaw …   Wiktionary

  • ripsaw — /ˈrɪpsɔ/ (say ripsaw) noun a saw used for sawing timber with the grain. {rip1 (verb) + saw1} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ripsaw — noun Date: 1846 a coarse toothed saw used to cut wood in the direction of the grain compare crosscut saw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ripsaw — /rip saw /, n., v., ripsawed, ripsawed or ripsawn, ripsawing. n. 1. a saw for cutting wood with the grain. v.t. 2. to saw (wood) in such a manner. [1840 50; RIP1 + SAW1] * * * …   Universalium

  • ripsaw — n. coarse toothed saw for cutting wood along the grain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ripsaw — noun a coarse saw for cutting wood along the grain …   English new terms dictionary

  • ripsaw — rip•saw [[t]ˈrɪpˌsɔ[/t]] n. v. sawed, sawed sawn, saw•ing 1) bui a saw for cutting wood with the grain 2) cvb bui to saw (wood) in such a manner • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

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