pit saw

noun

Definition of pit saw

: a handsaw worked by two persons one of whom stands on or above the log being sawed into planks and the other below it usually in a pit

First Known Use of pit saw

1678, in the meaning defined above

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“Pit saw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pit%20saw. Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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