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hacksaw

[hak-saw] /ˈhækˌsɔ/
noun
1.
a saw for cutting metal, consisting typically of a narrow, fine-toothed blade fixed in a frame.
Also, hack saw.
Origin
1645-1655
1645-55; hack1 + saw1
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British Dictionary definitions for hack saw

hacksaw

/ˈhækˌsɔː/
noun
1.
a handsaw for cutting metal, with a hard-steel blade in a frame under tension
verb -saws, -sawing, -sawed, -sawed, -sawn (-ˌsɔːn)
2.
(transitive) to cut with a hacksaw
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Word Origin and History for hack saw

hacksaw

n.

first element from Old Norse höggva "to cut," from PIE *kau- "to hew, strike" (see hew) + saw (n.).

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