ripsaw

noun

rip·​saw ˈrip-ˌsȯ How to pronounce ripsaw (audio)
: a coarse-toothed saw used to cut wood in the direction of the grain compare crosscut saw

Examples of ripsaw in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Good barbera offers ripsaw acidity that refreshes and cleans the mouth, making it a great choice with Italian sausages and fatty meats, pizza and stews. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 21 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of ripsaw was in 1799

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“Ripsaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ripsaw. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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ripsaw

noun
rip·​saw ˈrip-ˌsȯ How to pronounce ripsaw (audio)
: a saw for cutting wood in the direction of the grain

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