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compass saw

noun, Carpentry.
1.
a small handsaw with a narrow, tapering blade for cutting curves of small radii; whipsaw.
Compare keyhole saw.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
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British Dictionary definitions for compass-saw

compass saw

noun
1.
a hand saw with a narrow tapered blade for making a curved cut
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