buzz saw
noun Date: 1847 circular saw

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • buzz saw — 1858, Amer.Eng., from BUZZ (Cf. buzz) + SAW (Cf. saw) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • buzz saw — n AmE a ↑saw with a round blade that is spun around by a motor = ↑circular saw …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • buzz saw — buzz ,saw noun count an electric tool for cutting materials such as wood and metal. It has a round blade that goes around at high speed: CIRCULAR SAW …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • buzz saw — buzz′ saw n. bui a power operated circular saw • Etymology: 1855–60, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • buzz saw — ☆ buzz saw n. a saw with teeth spaced around the edge of a disk, esp. one with a large disk affixed to a motor driven shaft, for use as in a sawmill …   English World dictionary

  • buzz saw — noun a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery; rotates on a spindle • Syn: ↑circular saw • Hypernyms: ↑power saw, ↑saw, ↑sawing machine • Hyponyms: ↑portable circular saw, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • buzz saw — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms buzz saw : singular buzz saw plural buzz saws an electric tool for cutting materials such as wood and metal. It has a round blade that goes around at high speed …   English dictionary

  • buzz saw — noun (C) AmE a saw 2 (1) with a round blade that is spun around by a motor: circular saw …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • buzz-saw — /ˈbʌz sɔ / (say buz saw) noun a small circular saw, so named because of the noise it makes …   Australian English dictionary

  • buzz saw — a power operated circular saw, so named because of the noise it makes. [1855 60, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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