chain saw

noun

Definition of chain saw

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

chainsaw

play \ˈchān-ˌsȯ\ transitive verb

1944

First Known Use of chain saw

1944


CHAIN SAW Defined for English Language Learners

chain saw

noun

Definition of chain saw for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

chain saw

noun

Definition of chain saw for Students

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


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