for two persons, as a pitsaw, used to divide timbers lengthwise.
verb (used with object), whipsawed, whipsawed or whipsawn, whipsawing.
to win two bets from (a person) at one turn or play, as at faro.
to subject to two opposing forces at the same time: The real-estate market has been whipsawed by high interest rates and unemployment.
verb (used without object), whipsawed, whipsawed or whipsawn, whipsawing. 5.
(of a trailer, railroad car, etc.) to swing suddenly to the right or left, as in rounding a sharp curve at high speed.