Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A saw that has a power driven and fast revolving chain of metal teeth, usually used to cut trees.
  • v. To cut with a chainsaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a portable power saw having teeth that are linked to form an endless chain, rotated about two pivot points by a power mechanism, such as an electric motor or a gasoline engine.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A surgical saw, consisting of a chain the links of which have a serrated edge, used in amputations between small bones on account of its adjustability.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. portable power saw; teeth linked to form an endless chain
  • n. portable power saw; teeth linked to form an endless chain

Etymologies

From chain +‎ saw due to the chain cutting mechanism. (Wiktionary)

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