sawhorse

noun saw·horse \ ˈsȯ-ˌhȯrs \
Updated on: 7 Nov 2017

Definition of sawhorse

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

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First Known Use of sawhorse

1778


SAWHORSE Defined for English Language Learners

sawhorse

noun

Definition of sawhorse for English Language Learners

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


SAWHORSE Defined for Kids

sawhorse

noun saw·horse \ ˈsȯ-ˌhȯrs \

Definition of sawhorse for Students

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


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