Crown-saw
Crown-saw Crown"-saw` (-s?`), n. [From its supposed resemblance to a crown.] (Mech.) A saw in the form of a hollow cylinder, with teeth on the end or edge, and operated by a rotative motion. [1913 Webster]

Note: The trephine was the first of the class of crownsaws. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crown saw — Crown Crown (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crown-saw — crown saw, sparrow etc.: see crown n. 35 …   Useful english dictionary

  • crown saw — n. HOLE SAW …   English World dictionary

  • crown saw — noun a saw having teeth around the edge of a hollow cylinder • Hypernyms: ↑saw * * * noun : a saw for cutting round holes having its teeth at the edge of a hollow cylinder called also cylinder saw, hole saw * * * a rotary saw consisting of a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • crown saw — a rotary saw consisting of a hollow cylinder with teeth formed on one end or edge, as a trephine or trepanning saw. Also called cylinder saw, hole saw. [1860 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • crown saw — /ˈkraʊn sɔ/ (say krown saw) noun a rotary saw consisting of a hollow cylinder with teeth on its end or edge, as the surgeon s trephine …   Australian English dictionary

  • crown saw — noun another term for hole saw …   English new terms dictionary

  • crown saw — a form of trephine …   Medical dictionary

  • Crown — (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf. {Cornice},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crown antler — Crown Crown (kroun), n. [OE. corone, coroun, crune, croun, OF. corone, corune, F. couronne, fr. L. corona crown, wreath; akin to Gr. korw nh anything curved, crown; cf. also L. curvus curved, E. curve, curb, Gael. cruinn round, W. crwn. Cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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