fretsaw fretsaw n. A narrow-bladed fine-toothed saw for cutting curved outlines.

Syn: jigsaw, scroll saw. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Fretsaw — The fretsaw is a saw used for intricate cutting work which often incorporate tight curves. Although the coping saw is often used for similar work, the fretsaw is capable of much tighter radii and more delicate work. It has a distinctive… …   Wikipedia

  • fretsaw — UK [ˈfretˌsɔː] / US [ˈfretˌsɔ] noun [countable] Word forms fretsaw : singular fretsaw plural fretsaws a tool used for cutting a design into thin wood. It consists of a thin blade on a frame …   English dictionary

  • fretsaw — /ˈfrɛtsɔ/ (say fretsaw) noun a long, narrow bladed saw used to cut ornamental work from thin wood …   Australian English dictionary

  • fretsaw — noun Date: 1865 a saw that resembles a coping saw but usually has a deeper frame and is used for cutting curved outlines …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • fretsaw — fret saw or fret·saw (frĕtʹsô ) n. A long, narrow bladed saw with fine teeth, used in making curved cuts in thin wood or metal. * * * …   Universalium

  • fretsaw — noun A saw consisting of a metal frame having a fine toothed narrow blade held under tension; used in making curved cuts …   Wiktionary

  • fretsaw — fret|saw [ˈfretso: US so:] n a tool for cutting patterns in wood …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fretsaw — fret|saw [ fret,sɔ ] noun count a tool used for cutting a design into thin wood. It consists of a thin blade on a frame …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fretsaw — n. saw with a long serrated blade …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fretsaw — noun a saw with a narrow blade stretched vertically on a frame, for cutting designs in thin wood or metal …   English new terms dictionary

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