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coping saw

noun cop·ing saw \ˈkō-piŋ-\

Definition of COPING SAW

:  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 of COPING SAW

from present participle of 4cope
First Known Use: 1925

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