whipsaw

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

whipsaw (plural whipsaws)

  1. a crosscut saw operated by two people

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Verb[edit]

whipsaw (third-person singular simple present whipsaws, present participle whipsawing, simple past and past participle whipsawed)

  1. to operate a whipsaw
  2. to lose potential profit by buying shares just before the price falls, or by selling them just before the price rises
  3. to defeat someone in two different ways at once