hack saw


a saw for cutting metal, consisting typically of a narrow, fine-toothed blade fixed in a frame.
Also, hack saw.

1645–55; hack1 + saw1

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hacksaw (ˈhækˌsɔː)
1.  a handsaw for cutting metal, with a hard-steel blade in a frame under tension
vb , -saws, -sawing, -sawed, -sawed, -sawn
2.  (tr) to cut with a hacksaw

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