band saw


: 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 transitive verb
or band-saw

Examples of band saw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The scientists cut open one of his eight-foot-long tusks with a huge band saw. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2024 Lay out the finished shape of the arms on the blanks and cut to the lines with a band saw. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 31 July 2021 Use a band saw to cut the leg tapers. Neal Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 14 Nov. 2020 Employing a mix of intricate folk-style storytelling and traditional country instrumentation with an electric, uptempo energy, the band saw its popularity rise rapidly over the next decade. Dallas News, 13 Jan. 2022 Tools including a band saw, impact drill, a punch kit and batteries were reported stolen Nov. 4 from the rear cargo area of a 1996 Ford Econoline van parked in the 1100 block of Ontario Street. Chicago Tribune, 18 Nov. 2022 The band saw Cutler holding the sign up in the crowd and brought her backstage. Megan Armstrong, Billboard, 1 July 2022 That allows the scanning technology to be available to consumer products companies, which previously relied on cutting items open with a band saw and putting pieces under the microscope to look for quality issues. Amy Feldman, Forbes, 13 Apr. 2022 The split logs were shuttled through the mill’s 40-inch band saw, each carefully positioned to ensure the cleanest possible cut. Ellen Ruppel Shell, Smithsonian Magazine, 1 Apr. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of band saw was in 1856

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“Band saw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

band saw

: a saw in the form of a continuous steel band running over pulleys

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