bow saw

\ ˈbō- How to pronounce bow saw (audio) \

Definition of bow saw

: a saw having a narrow blade held under tension by a light bow-shaped frame

Examples of bow saw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At its base, the trunk was 6 inches in diameter, falling quickly to my bow saw. David Mcgrath, Twin Cities, "David McGrath: A wrong turn to the right place," 25 Dec. 2019 Woodsmen member Taylor Demick competes in the bow saw team event. Jason Gay, WSJ, "I Came, I Saw, I Stunk (but They Were Great)," 15 Nov. 2018 Petrie’s son managed to get away from her and get the bow saw, FOX 5 reported. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, "Mom feared autistic son would be a burden. So she tried to saw his head off, Maryland cops say | Miami Herald," 28 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bow saw

1668, in the meaning defined above

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“Bow saw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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