helicoidal saw

noun

Definition of helicoidal saw

: a stonecutter's saw consisting of an endless cable made of three steel wires twisted together, supplied with sand and water, and drawn along marble or other stone to cut it

called also wire saw

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“Helicoidal saw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helicoidal%20saw. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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