noun Date: 14th century a saw designed to be used with one hand

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Handsaw — Hand saw (h[a^]nd s[add] ) n. A saw used with one hand. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • handsaw — [hand′sô΄] n. a hand held saw for manual use: see SAW1 …   English World dictionary

  • handsaw — UK [ˈhændˌsɔː] / US [ˈhændˌsɔ] noun [countable] Word forms handsaw : singular handsaw plural handsaws a type of saw that cuts when you push and pull it with your hand …   English dictionary

  • handsaw — /ˈhændsɔ/ (say handsaw) noun a saw used with one hand …   Australian English dictionary

  • handsaw — /hand saw /, n. any common saw with a handle at one end for manual operation with one hand. See illus. under saw1. [1375 1425; late ME; see HAND, SAW1] * * * …   Universalium

  • handsaw — noun A saw small enough to be used by one hand …   Wiktionary

  • handsaw — hand|saw [ˈhændso: US so:] n a small tool for cutting wood, which has a flat metal blade with a lot of sharp V shaped teeth …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • handsaw — hand|saw [ hænd,sɔ ] noun count any type of SAW that cuts when you push and pull it with your hand …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • handsaw — n. saw which is operated by hand …   English contemporary dictionary

  • handsaw — noun (C) a small tool for cutting wood etc that has a flat blade and sharp V shaped teeth …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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