fret·​saw ˈfret-ˌsȯ How to pronounce fretsaw (audio)
: a saw that resembles a coping saw but usually has a deeper frame and is used for cutting curved outlines

Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fretsaw was in 1865

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“Fretsaw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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