sawhorse

noun
saw·​horse | \ ˈsȯ-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce sawhorse (audio) \

Definition of sawhorse

: a frame on which wood is laid for sawing by hand : horse sense 2b

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Examples of sawhorse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Four construction workers are slivering planks of fresh plywood over a sawhorse. Danielle Ofri, The New Yorker, "A Bellevue Doctor’s Pandemic Diary," 1 Oct. 2020 Ellis went inside the storage room, dragged out a couple of sawhorses, and laid the plywood flat on top to make things easier for the mayor. al, "In this small Alabama town, black Democrats feel left behind," 13 Oct. 2019 Ellis went inside the storage room, dragged out a couple of sawhorses, and laid the plywood flat on top to make things easier for the mayor. al, "In this small Alabama town, black Democrats feel left behind," 13 Oct. 2019 Ellis went inside the storage room, dragged out a couple of sawhorses, and laid the plywood flat on top to make things easier for the mayor. al, "In this small Alabama town, black Democrats feel left behind," 13 Oct. 2019 Ellis went inside the storage room, dragged out a couple of sawhorses, and laid the plywood flat on top to make things easier for the mayor. al, "In this small Alabama town, black Democrats feel left behind," 13 Oct. 2019 Some other highlights of the Downtown Crossing pop-up: Doors and sawhorses from hardware stores serve as tables in the center of the store. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "A (temporary) home for the holidays in Downtown Crossing," 16 Dec. 2019 Ellis went inside the storage room, dragged out a couple of sawhorses, and laid the plywood flat on top to make things easier for the mayor. al, "In this small Alabama town, black Democrats feel left behind," 13 Oct. 2019 Lay out cabinet doors on a sawhorse with 2x4 planks on top. Chelsea Evers, Country Living, "Here's How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets, Including Laminate," 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sawhorse

1778, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sawhorse was in 1778

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9 Oct 2020

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“Sawhorse.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sawhorse. Accessed 23 Oct. 2020.

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More Definitions for sawhorse

sawhorse

noun
How to pronounce sawhorse (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sawhorse

: a frame on which wood is placed when it is being cut with a saw

sawhorse

noun
saw·​horse | \ ˈsȯ-ˌhȯrs How to pronounce sawhorse (audio) \

Kids Definition of sawhorse

: a frame or rack on which wood is rested while being sawed

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