chain saw

noun

Definition of chain saw 

: a portable power saw that has teeth linked together to form an endless chain

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Other Words from chain saw

chainsaw \ˈchān-​ˌsȯ \ transitive verb

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Put fresh gasoline in your chain saw and test run it. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "The Homeowner's Last-Minute Hurricane Prep Checklist," 25 Aug. 2017 Kevin Evans, the college’s director of woodland operations, started up the chain saw. Washington Post, "Dartmouth students hands-on in learning Native traditions," 28 May 2018 Zoo’s 90th Birthday Celebration includes a chain saw demonstration and Four Winds New Buffalo bringing some games from the Michigan casino resort’s Kids Quest activity center. Jessi Virtusio, Post-Tribune, "Washington Park Zoo celebrates milestone of caring and conserving," 8 June 2018 His parents owned several businesses, including a chain saw distribution company. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "John Cacioppo, Who Studied Effects of Loneliness, Is Dead at 66," 26 Mar. 2018 Eighty of the deaths indirectly linked to the hurricane came in Florida, caused by falls during storm preparations, vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning from generators, chain saw accidents and electrocutions, the report said. Jennifer Kay, Fox News, "Hurricane center updates Irma death toll in US, Caribbean," 12 Mar. 2018 Eighty of the deaths indirectly linked to the hurricane came in Florida, caused by falls during storm preparations, vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning from generators, chain saw accidents and electrocutions, the report said. Washington Post, "Hurricane center updates Irma death toll in US, Caribbean," 12 Mar. 2018 Known as the Reference 765, the pocket watch features a minute repeater, chronograph function, and a white enamel dial, as well as a distinctive watch chain seen in many portraits of the British prime minister. Laurie Brookins, The Hollywood Reporter, "Winning Watches: 5 Timepieces to Spot in This Year’s Crop of Oscar-Nominated Films," 6 Feb. 2018 Rack, the retailer’s discount chain, posted comparable growth of 2.9 percent, while the namesake department-store chain saw the same measure rise 1 percent. Bloomberg.com, "Nordstrom Ends Rocky Year With Modest Holiday Sales Growth," 9 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of chain saw

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of chain saw was in 1920

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chain saw

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chain saw

: a tool that cuts wood with a circular chain that is driven by a motor and made up of many connected sharp metal teeth

chain saw

noun

Kids Definition of chain saw

: a portable saw that cuts using teeth that are linked together to form a continuous chain

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