Hack saw
Hack Hack, n. 1. A notch; a cut. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. An implement for cutting a notch; a large pick used in breaking stone. [1913 Webster]

3. A hacking; a catch in speaking; a short, broken cough. --Dr. H. More. [1913 Webster]

4. (Football) A kick on the shins, or a cut from a kick. --T. Hughes. [1913 Webster]

5. (Computers) A clever computer program or routine within a program to accomplish an objective in a non-obvious fashion. [PJC]

6. (Computers) A quick and inelegant, though functional solution to a programming problem. [PJC]

7. A {taxicab}. [informal] [PJC]

{Hack saw}, a handsaw having a narrow blade stretched in an iron frame, for cutting metal. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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