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part of speech: noun
definition: a tool with a thin metal blade that has sharp teeth along the edge. Saws are used for cutting hard materials such as wood or metal.
The fishermen made a round hole in the ice with a saw.
part of speech: verb
inflections: saws, sawing, sawed, sawn
definition: to cut, separate, or shape with a saw or a tool like a saw.
He sawed the wood for the new deck.
derivations: sawlike (adj.), sawer (n.)
Word Builder: kinds of saws
  • band saw:
    a power saw that cuts with a metal band that moves around two wheels.
  • chain saw:
    a power saw that cuts with teeth linked in a circular chain.
  • hacksaw:
    a saw with a blade that can cut metal.
  • miter saw:
    a kind of table saw that can cut wood at an angle.
  • table saw:
    a power saw that is attached to a table and that has a blade shaped like a circle.
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