musical saw
noun Date: 1927 a handsaw made to produce melody by bending the blade while sounding it with a hammer or violin bow

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  • musical saw — mu′sical saw′ n. mus mad a handsaw played as a musical instrument with a violin bow or a hammer while the saw is bent with varying tension to change the pitch • Etymology: 1925–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • musical saw — a handsaw played as a musical instrument with a violin bow or a hammer while the saw is bent with varying tension to change the pitch. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

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  • musical — adj. & n. adj. 1 of or relating to music. 2 (of sounds, a voice, etc.) melodious, harmonious. 3 fond of or skilled in music (the musical one of the family). 4 set to or accompanied by music. n. a musical film or comedy. Phrases and idioms:… …   Useful english dictionary

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