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ripsaw

[rip-saw] /ˈrɪpˌsɔ/
noun
1.
a saw for cutting wood with the grain.
verb (used with object), ripsawed, ripsawed or ripsawn, ripsawing.
2.
to saw (wood) in such a manner.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; rip1 + saw1
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British Dictionary definitions for rip-saw

ripsaw

/ˈrɪpˌsɔː/
noun
1.
a handsaw for cutting along the grain of timber
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Word Origin and History for rip-saw
n.

"a hand saw, the teeth of which have more rake and less set than a cross-cut saw, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain," 1846, from rip (n.) "split timber" (see rip (v.) + saw (n.1)).

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