chainsaw

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English[edit]

A chainsaw
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Etymology[edit]

From chain +‎ saw due to the chain cutting mechanism.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtʃeɪnˌsɔː/

Noun[edit]

chainsaw (plural chainsaws)

  1. A saw that has a power driven and fast revolving chain of metal teeth, usually used to cut trees.
    He used a chainsaw to cut through the fallen tree on the roadway.

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Verb[edit]

chainsaw (third-person singular simple present chainsaws, present participle chainsawing, simple past and past participle chainsawed)

  1. To cut with a chainsaw.
    • 2009 September 9, Mike Funston, “Mississauga pulls green thorn from its paw”, Toronto Star:
      She and Barber once stopped a developer from chainsawing mature trees on Mississauga Rd. by standing in front of them.