chain saw
noun Date: 1944 a portable power saw that has teeth linked together to form an endless chain • chainsaw transitive verb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • chain saw — chain′ saw n. bui a usu. portable power saw having teeth set on an endless chain • Etymology: 1840–50, amer. chain′ saw , v.t. v.i …   From formal English to slang

  • chain saw — chain saws also chainsaw N COUNT A chain saw is a big saw with teeth fixed in a chain that is driven round by a motor …   English dictionary

  • chain saw — ☆ chain saw n. a portable power saw with an endless chain to which the cutting teeth are attached, used as for felling trees, cutting firewood, etc …   English World dictionary

  • chain saw — chain ,saw noun count a tool used for cutting down trees, with a blade consisting of a set of connected metal points that are driven around very fast by a motor …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • chain saw — noun portable power saw; teeth linked to form an endless chain • Syn: ↑chainsaw • Hypernyms: ↑power saw, ↑saw, ↑sawing machine * * * noun : a portable power saw that has teeth linked together to form an endless chain and is usually used for the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain-saw — /chayn saw /, v.t. 1. to cut or cut down (lumber, a tree, etc.) with a chain saw. v.i. 2. to use a chain saw. Also, chainsaw. * * * …   Universalium

  • chain saw — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms chain saw : singular chain saw plural chain saws a tool used for cutting down trees, with a blade consisting of a set of connected metal points that are driven round very fast by a motor …   English dictionary

  • chain-saw — /chayn saw /, v.t. 1. to cut or cut down (lumber, a tree, etc.) with a chain saw. v.i. 2. to use a chain saw. Also, chainsaw …   Useful english dictionary

  • chain saw — a power saw, usually portable, having teeth set on an endless chain. [1840 50, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • chain saw — portable power saw with teeth on an endless chain …   English contemporary dictionary

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