coping saw

noun
cop·​ing saw | \ ˈkō-piŋ- How to pronounce coping saw (audio) \

Definition of coping saw

: a handsaw with a very narrow blade held under tension in a U-shaped frame and used especially for cutting curves in wood

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First Known Use of coping saw

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coping saw

from present participle of cope entry 4

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“Coping saw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coping%20saw. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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