Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A coarse-toothed saw used for cutting wood along the grain.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A saw that is designed to cut wood along its grain, i.e. to rip.
  • v. To cut with a ripsaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A handsaw with coarse teeth which have but a slight set, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain (the fiber); -- called also ripping saw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hand-saw the teeth of which have more rake and less set than a crosscut saw, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain.

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

  • n. a handsaw for cutting with the grain of the wood

Etymologies

rip + saw (Wiktionary)

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