from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A saw consisting of a tough, fine-toothed blade stretched taut in a frame, used for cutting metal.
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- n. A saw, with a blade that is put under tension, for cutting metal
- v. To cut with a hacksaw.
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- n. saw used with one hand for cutting metal
Alteration of Middle English hagge-saue, a kind of saw : haggen, to cut, chop; see haggle + sawe, saw; see saw1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)