scroll saw

noun

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: a machine saw with a table for supporting the material and a narrow vertically reciprocating blade for cutting curved lines or ornamental openwork patterns

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Using jigsaws, band saws and a scroll saw, carpenters then cut those shapes from plywood, medium-density fiberboard and Masonite. Peter Libbey, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scroll saw was in 1851

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Cite this Entry

“Scroll saw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scroll%20saw. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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