hacksaw

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English[edit]

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a hacksaw

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Etymology[edit]

hack +‎ saw. Attested since 1867.[1]

Noun[edit]

hacksaw (plural hacksaws)

  1. A saw, with a blade that is put under tension, for cutting metal

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Verb[edit]

hacksaw (third-person singular simple present hacksaws, present participle hacksawing, simple past hacksawed, past participle hacksawed or hacksawn)

  1. To cut with a hacksaw.
    This bolt is so rusted I'll have to hacksaw it off.

References[edit]

  1. ^ hacksaw” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.

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