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whipsaw

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noun whip·saw \ˈhwip-ˌsȯ, ˈwip-\

Definition of whipsaw

  1. :  a narrow pit saw averaging 5 to 712 feet (1.5 to 2.3 meters) in length




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whipsaw

verb whip·saw

Definition of whipsaw

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to saw with a whipsaw

  3. 2 :  to beset or victimize in two opposite ways at once, by a two-phase operation, or by the collusive action of two opponents <wage earners were whipsawed by inflation and high taxes>



1842

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1842


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