coping saw
noun Etymology: from present participle of 4cope Date: 1925 a handsaw with a very narrow blade held under tension in a U-shaped frame and used especially for cutting curves in wood

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  • coping saw — n. a handsaw with a narrow blade set in a U shaped frame, used esp. for cutting curved outlines: see SAW1 …   English World dictionary

  • Coping saw — A coping saw. A coping saw is a type of hand saw used to cut intricate external shapes and interior cutouts in woodworking or carpentry. It is widely used to cut moldings to create coped rather than miter joints. It is occasionally used to create …   Wikipedia

  • coping saw — n. a D shaped saw for cutting curves in wood. Etymology: cope cut wood f. OF coper: see COPE(1) * * * ˈcoping saw 7 noun a ↑saw with a very narrow blade and a frame shaped like a D, used for cutting curves in wood   …   Useful english dictionary

  • coping saw — cop′ing saw n. bui a saw used for cutting small curves in wood, consisting of a thin, light blade in aU shaped frame with handle …   From formal English to slang

  • coping saw — /ˈkoʊpɪŋ sɔ/ (say kohping saw) noun a saw with a short, narrow blade held at both ends in a deeply recessed handle, for cutting curved shapes …   Australian English dictionary

  • coping-saw — copˈing saw noun A narrow saw blade held under tension in a wide, U shaped metal frame, used for cutting curves • • • Main Entry: ↑cope …   Useful english dictionary

  • coping saw — a saw consisting of a thin, light blade held, under tension, in a U shaped frame that has a handle: used for cutting small curves in wood. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • coping saw — noun a saw with a very narrow blade stretched across a D shaped frame, used for cutting curves in wood …   English new terms dictionary

  • coping — c.1600 as an architectural term, from cope (n.), the cape like vestment worn by priests (14c.), a variant of CAPE (Cf. cape). Coping saw attested by 1931 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Coping (joinery) — A coped joint A scribed joint (right end of sketch) is derived from an internal mitre cut …   Wikipedia

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