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 Please bring a lopper and a small bow saw., 15 Mar. 2022 And the Agawa Canyon folding bow saw ($75) was able to shred both small branches and large limbs to make kindling. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 5 Mar. 2021 At its base, the trunk was 6 inches in diameter, falling quickly to my bow saw. David McGrath, Twin Cities, 25 Dec. 2019 Woodsmen member Taylor Demick competes in the bow saw team event. Jason Gay, WSJ, 15 Nov. 2018 Petrie’s son managed to get away from her and get the bow saw, FOX 5 reported. Crystal Hill, miamiherald, 28 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bow saw was in 1668

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“Bow saw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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