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chain saw

noun
1.
a power saw, usually portable, having teeth set on an endless chain.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50, Americanism

chain-saw

[cheyn-saw] /ˈtʃeɪnˌsɔ/
verb (used with object)
1.
to cut or cut down (lumber, a tree, etc.) with a chain saw.
verb (used without object)
2.
to use a chain saw.
Also, chainsaw.
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chain saw

noun
1.
a motor-driven saw, usually portable, in which the cutting teeth form links in a continuous chain
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