Sawhorse Saw"horse`, n. A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross, on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; -- called also {buck}, and {sawbuck}. [1913 Webster]

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  • sawhorse — 1778, from SAW (Cf. saw) (1) + HORSE (Cf. horse) in the mechanical sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • sawhorse — [sô′hôrs΄] n. a rack consisting of a horizontal crosspiece and two pairs of spreading legs, used to hold wood while it is being sawed …   English World dictionary

  • Sawhorse — A sawhorse is a beam with four legs used to support a board or plank for sawing. A pair of sawhorses can support a plank, forming a scaffold. In certain circles, it is also known as a mule .The sawhorse may be designed to fold for storage. A… …   Wikipedia

  • sawhorse — noun Date: 1778 a frame on which wood is laid for sawing by hand ; horse 2b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sawhorse — /saw hawrs /, n. a movable frame or trestle for supporting wood being sawed. [1770 80; SAW1 + HORSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • sawhorse — noun A device used to temporarily raise and support pieces of material (for example, timber), especially during cutting with a saw or similar device. Syn: sawbuck, saw stool …   Wiktionary

  • sawhorse — n. four legged support used to hold wood while sawing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sawhorse — noun N. Amer. a rack supporting wood for sawing …   English new terms dictionary

  • sawhorse — saw•horse [[t]ˈsɔˌhɔrs[/t]] n. bui a movable frame or trestle for supporting wood while it is being sawed • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sawhorse — /ˈsɔhɔs/ (say sawhaws) noun a movable frame for holding wood that is being sawn …   Australian English dictionary

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