coping saw

coping saw

noun
a saw consisting of a thin, light blade held, under tension, in a U -shaped frame that has a handle: used for cutting small curves in wood.

Origin:
1930–35

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coping saw
 
n
a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw

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