scroll saw

noun

Definition of scroll saw

1 : fretsaw
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 Defined for English Language Learners

scroll saw

Definition of scroll saw for English Language Learners

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


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