adjective see saw II

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  • sawlike — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ adjective : resembling a saw or the teeth of a saw a sawlike snout sawlike teeth * * * sawˈlike adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑saw …   Useful english dictionary

  • sawlike — adjective Resembling a saw (cutting tool) or some aspect of one …   Wiktionary

  • sawlike — adj. resembling a saw, similar to a saw, serrated like a saw …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hymenopteran — /huy meuh nop teuhr euhn/, adj. 1. hymenopterous. n. 2. Also, hymenopter. a hymenopterous insect. [1875 80; HYMENOPTER + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   any member of the third largest and perhaps the most beneficial to humans of all insect… …   Universalium

  • thrips — /thrips/, n., pl. thrips. any of several minute insects of the order Thysanoptera, that have long, narrow wings fringed with hairs and that infest and feed on a wide variety of weeds and crop plants. [1650 60; < NL < Gk thríps (sing.) woodworm] * …   Universalium

  • minesweeper — minesweeping, n. /muyn swee peuhr/, n. Navy. a specially equipped ship used for dragging a body of water in order to remove or destroy enemy mines. [1900 05; MINE2 + SWEEPER] * * * Naval vessel used to clear submarine mines from an expanse of… …   Universalium

  • saw — saw1 [sô] n. [ME sawe < OE sagu, akin to Ger säge, Du zaag < IE base * sek , to cut, > L secare, to cut, OE seax, knife] 1. a) a cutting tool, of various shapes and sizes and worked by hand or machinery, consisting essentially of a thin… …   English World dictionary

  • Sawfish — Saw fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus {Pristis}. They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated snout has a row of stout toothlike structures… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sawfly — Saw fly , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to the family {Tenthredinid[ae]}. The female usually has an ovipositor containing a pair of sawlike organs with which she makes incisions in the leaves or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antelope — noun (plural lope or lopes) Etymology: Middle English, fabulous heraldic beast, probably from Middle French antelop savage animal with sawlike horns, from Medieval Latin anthalopus, from Late Greek antholop , antholops Date: 15th ce …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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