crosscut saw

noun

Definition of crosscut saw

: a saw designed chiefly to cut across the grain of wood — compare ripsaw

Examples of crosscut saw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Of course, the hewing was generally done with a broad ax, whereas the cutting down of trees and cutting up of firewood was done with a single- or double-bit ax (if no crosscut saw was available, which was usually the case until the late 1800s). Bill Bowden, Arkansas Online, "Repaired old axes get designer touch," 22 Dec. 2019 Heritage Festival World War II-era jeeps, weapons and memorabilia, archery and crosscut saw demonstrations, beekeeping demonstrations and information, the Early Grove String Band, crafts, and games. Washington Post, "Prince William County community calendar, Sept. 14-20, 2017," 13 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of crosscut saw

1645, in the meaning defined above

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“Crosscut saw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crosscut%20saw. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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