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band saw a power saw consisting of an endless metal belt, with teeth along one edge, that runs between two pulleys.
buck3 to cut or split (trees or logs), as with a saw or ax. [1/2 definitions]
bucksaw a saw with handles at either end, used for cutting wood.
buzz saw a power-operated circular saw.
Cassandra in The Iliad, an ancient Greek epic poem, a woman who saw the future accurately, but who was fated never to be believed. [1/2 definitions]
chain saw a portable power saw that cuts by means of teeth set into a revolving chain.
circular saw a power saw featuring a disk-shaped blade that is rotated at high speed. [2 definitions]
cut to pierce, slice, or hew with a sharp-edged implement such as a knife, ax, saw, or scissors. [1/25 definitions]
double-edged having two cutting edges, as a saw or razor blade. [1/2 definitions]
fret2 an interlaced, angular design used as decoration, esp. as cut out of wood with a fret saw; fretwork. [1/3 definitions]
fret saw a fine-toothed saw with a narrow blade set in a U-shaped frame, used to cut ornamental patterns in wood and other materials.
hacksaw a saw used to cut metal, with a tough, fine-toothed, short blade fixed in a frame.
handsaw a saw with a handle at one end.
jigsaw a usu. electrically powered saw that can be used to cut curved patterns or sharp corners. [1/3 definitions]
kerf a groove, notch, or cut made in wood by a saw or other cutting tool, or the width of such a cut. [1/2 definitions]
Lyndon Baines Johnson U.S. politician, Vice-President to President John F. Kennedy, and later the 36th President of the United States, serving from 1963 to 1969. Under Lyndon Johnson, the nation saw the escalation of the Vietnam War. As president, Lyndon Johnson worked for the passage of the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act (b.1908--d.1973).
mandrel a shaft on which a working tool, such as a circular saw or a drill, is mounted and rotates. [1/2 definitions]
miter box a boxlike structure used in carpentry, having slots to position a saw correctly in making angled cuts.
palindrome a word, number, phrase, or longer expression with letters or numbers in the same order both backward as forward, such as "level," "1881," and "Able was I ere I saw Elba".
Perdix in Greek mythology, the Athenian who invented the saw and who was turned into a partridge by Athena after Daedalus, in a fit of envy, threw him from a roof. [1/2 definitions]
pit saw a large saw used to cut wood lengthwise that is handled by two persons, one positioned on the log and the second in a pit or trench beneath it.