handsaw

play
noun hand·saw \ ˈhan(d)-ˌsȯ \

Definition of handsaw

:a usually unpowered saw designed to be used with one hand

First Known Use of handsaw

14th century


HANDSAW Defined for English Language Learners

handsaw

play
noun

Definition of handsaw for English Language Learners

  • : a saw designed to be used with one hand



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up handsaw? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a strongly worded attack

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!

  • young-plant-shoots
  • Which of the following is a new sense of the word bunny?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!