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coping saw

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noun cop·ing saw \ˈkō-piŋ-\

Definition of coping saw

  1. :  a handsaw with a very narrow blade held under tension in a U-shaped frame and used especially for cutting curves in wood



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Origin and Etymology of coping saw

from present participle of 4cope


First Known Use: 1925


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