Tenon saw
Tenon Ten"on, n. [F., fr. tenir to hold. See {Tenable}.] (Carp. & Join.) A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member when it passes entirely through the thickness of the piece in which the mortise is cut, and shows on the other side. Cf. {Tooth}, {Tusk}. [1913 Webster]

{Tenon saw}, a saw with a thin blade, usually stiffened by a brass or steel back, for cutting tenons. [Corruptly written {tenant saw}.] --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]


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  • tenon saw — /ˈtɛnən sɔ/ (say tenuhn saw) noun a saw consisting of a thin, parallel sided blade, whose upper edge is reinforced, and whose lower (cutting) edge has some 4–6 teeth per centimetre …   Australian English dictionary

  • tenon saw — noun A fine, precision saw with a metal strip to provide stiffening along its back; used to make tenons and other joints …   Wiktionary

  • tenon saw —    A saw with a short, rectangular blade which is supported along the side opposite the cutting edge by a narrow metal grip. It is used for cutting with accuracy through small sections of wood …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • tenon saw — noun a small saw with a strong brass or steel back for precise work …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tenon — Ten on, n. [F., fr. tenir to hold. See {Tenable}.] (Carp. & Join.) A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a member… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenon — n. & v. n. a projecting piece of wood made for insertion into a corresponding cavity (esp. a mortise) in another piece. v.tr. 1 cut as a tenon. 2 join by means of a tenon. Phrases and idioms: tenon saw a small saw with a strong brass or steel… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Saw — For other uses, see Saw (disambiguation). Saw A crosscut hand saw about 620 mm (24 inches) long Classification Cutting Types Hand saw Back saw Bow saw Circular saw …   Wikipedia

  • tenon tooth — noun : a fine saw tooth for cutting tenons …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenant saw — Tenon Ten on, n. [F., fr. tenir to hold. See {Tenable}.] (Carp. & Join.) A projecting member left by cutting away the wood around it, and made to insert into a mortise, and in this way secure together the parts of a frame; especially, such a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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