rip·​saw | \ ˈrip-ˌsȯ How to pronounce ripsaw (audio) \

Definition of ripsaw

: 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, "20 Wines for Under $20: Weeknight Pleasures for Relaxed Evenings," 21 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of ripsaw

1799, in the meaning defined above

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“Ripsaw.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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