Crosscut saw

Crosscut saw
Crosscut Cross"cut`, n. 1. A short cut across; a path shorter than by the high road. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mining) A level driven across the course of a vein, or across the main workings, as from one gangway to another. [1913 Webster]

{Crosscut saw}. (a) A saw, the teeth of which are so set as to adapt it for sawing wood crosswise of the grain rather than lengthwise. (b) A saw managed by two men, one at each end, for cutting large logs crosswise. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Crosscut 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crosscut saw — n. a saw with a blade designed to cut across the grain of wood: see SAW1 …   English World dictionary

  • Crosscut saw — This article is about the cutting implement. For the 1941 and 1966 song, see Crosscut Saw (song). A five foot lance tooth crosscut saw A crosscut saw is a saw that is specially designed for making crosscuts. A crosscut is a cut made horizontally… …   Wikipedia

  • crosscut saw — noun handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain (or major axis) • Syn: ↑crosscut handsaw, ↑cutoff saw • Hypernyms: ↑handsaw, ↑hand saw, ↑carpenter s saw …   Useful english dictionary

  • crosscut saw — /krɒskʌt ˈsɔ/ (say kroskut saw) noun any saw designed to cut across the grain, as a handsaw or a panel saw, but especially a large saw with a handle at each end …   Australian English dictionary

  • crosscut saw —    A saw with fine teeth set and angled to cut transversely through the grain of a dense material, usually wood. Also see circular saw, kerf, and ripsaw …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • crosscut saw — cross′cut saw′ n. bui a saw for cutting across the grain • Etymology: 1635–45 …   From formal English to slang

  • crosscut saw — noun Date: 1645 a saw designed chiefly to cut across the grain of wood compare ripsaw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • crosscut saw — a saw for cutting wood perpendicular to the grain. [1635 45, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • crosscut saw — noun A handsaw used to cut wood across the grain …   Wiktionary

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