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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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Word Origin and History for chainsaw
n.

also chain saw, chain-saw; 1818 as a surgical apparatus; 1835 in the saw mill sense, from chain (n.) + saw (n.).

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