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keyhole saw

a compass saw for cutting keyholes, etc.
Origin of keyhole saw
1770-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The pieces, after being marked, are cut to shape with a keyhole-saw.

    Boys' Book of Model Boats Raymond Francis Yates
  • Cut the keyhole to the proper shape with a keyhole-saw or small chisel.

    Handwork in Wood William Noyes
  • The keyhole-saw, which is even smaller than the compass-saw, is used for cutting quicker curves, as for a keyhole.

    Woodworking for Beginners Charles Gardner Wheeler

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