noun Date: circa 1876 a saw with a metal rib along its back

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  • Backsaw — Back saw (b[a^]k s[add] ), n. [2d back, n. + saw.] A saw (as a tenon saw) whose blade is stiffened by an added metallic back. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • backsaw — [bak′sô΄] n. a saw with a metal strip along the back of the blade and many small teeth, used for precision work …   English World dictionary

  • Backsaw — Three backsaws: dōzuki (top), Gent s saw and Tenon saw A backsaw is any hand saw which has a stiffening rib on the edge opposite the cutting edge, allowing for better control and more precise cutting than with other types of saws. Backsaws are… …   Wikipedia

  • backsaw — /bak saw /, n. Carpentry. a short saw with a reinforced back. [1875 80; BACK1 + SAW1] * * * …   Universalium

  • backsaw — noun A handsaw that has a reinforcement along its back edge …   Wiktionary

  • backsaw — n. small saw made rigid and reinforced by a metal strip on its back …   English contemporary dictionary

  • backsaw — back•saw [[t]ˈbækˌsɔ[/t]] n. bui a saw with a reinforced back • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • backsaw — noun a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge • Syn: ↑back saw • Hypernyms: ↑handsaw, ↑hand saw, ↑carpenter s saw …   Useful english dictionary

  • Japanese saw — The Japanese saw or nihongo| nokogiri |鋸| used in woodworking and Japanese carpentry differs from its European counterpart since it cuts on the pull stroke as opposed to the push stroke. This allows it to have thinner blades that cut more… …   Wikipedia

  • Mitre box — A mitre box (US spelling, miter box ) is a woodworking tool used to guide a hand saw to make precise mitre cuts in a board. A home made manual miter sawing box. The most common form of a mitre box is a 3 sided box which is open at the top and the …   Wikipedia

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