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coping saw

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 of coping saw
1930-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • After the different shapes have been properly laid out on the wood, the next thing to do is to saw them out with a coping-saw.

    Educational Toys Louis C. Petersen
  • This portion of the deck should be carefully cut out with a coping-saw.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • The coping-saw is the principal tool needed for this work, and may be purchased with extra blades for about 25 cents.

    Educational Toys Louis C. Petersen
British Dictionary definitions for coping-saw

coping saw

a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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