scroll saw


Definition of scroll saw

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

First Known Use of scroll saw

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Scroll saw.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of scroll saw

US : a machine that has a narrow blade for cutting curves and decorative patterns in wood, metal, plastic, etc.

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