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

Examples of scroll saw in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of scroll saw

1851, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Scroll saw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scroll%20saw. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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scroll saw

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scroll saw

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

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