cold saw

noun

Definition of cold saw

1 : a saw (as a circular saw) for cutting cold metal distinguished from hot saw
2 : a soft-steel or iron disk operated at such an angular velocity, corresponding to a velocity of a point on its periphery of about 15,000 feet per minute, that it grinds off metal by friction — compare fusing disk

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“Cold saw.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cold%20saw. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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