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saw1

 
pronunciation:
saw
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition: a tool with a thin metal blade that has sharp teeth along one edge. A saw is used to cut wood or other things.
Their father used a saw to cut the large log.
 
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part of speech: verb
inflections: saws, sawing, sawed, sawn
definition: to cut or shape with this tool.
Harry sawed the wood for the new table.
 
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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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