band saw

noun

Definition of band saw

  1. :  a saw in the form of an endless steel belt running over pulleys; also :  a power saw using this device usually with the blade in a vertical position

bandsaw

or

band–saw

transitive verb

First Known Use of band saw

1856


BAND SAW Defined for English Language Learners

band saw

noun

Definition of band saw for English Language Learners

  • : a type of powered saw that is used especially for making curved cuts in wood


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