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band saw

noun, Machinery
a saw consisting of an endless toothed steel band passing over two wheels.
Origin of band saw
1860-65, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The band-saw is fast displacing the other two, wherever it can be used.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • The sawing of the layers had best be done at a mill with a band-saw and jig-or scroll-saw, but can be done by hand, of course.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler
  • Then he goes away, an' Jud is as down in the mouth as if he'd run his fist ag'in' a band-saw.

British Dictionary definitions for band-saw

band saw

a power-operated saw consisting of an endless toothed metal band running over and driven by two wheels
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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