American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A frame with legs, used to support pieces of wood being sawed.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A support or rack for holding wood while it is cut by a wood-saw. Also called sawbuck or buck.
- n. A device used to temporarily raise and support pieces of material (for example, timber), especially during cutting with a saw or similar device.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross, on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; -- called also
buck, and sawbuck.
- n. a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
- saw + horse (Wiktionary)
“A sawhorse is a thing they saw boards on," remarked Jim, with a sniff.”
“Hickman had come up with the idea in 1961 after damaging a pricey Swedish armchair from Heal's while using it as an improvised sawhorse.”
“At the centennial, they segued into an old sawhorse: John Lennon's "Imagine.”
“Visiting the Google headquarters, he was taken aback by the scene: people working at haphazardly placed sawhorse desks and the director of engineering, Urs Hölzle, playing a high-tech game of fetch with his huge dog, making the floppy beast chase the beam of a laser pointer.”
“Charlie was seated behind his desk, an unpainted door held up on one end by a sawhorse and the other by a chipped file cabinet.”
“If need be, bolt it to a short 2x12 piece of lumber and set it across a folding sawhorse.”
“The cabinet was several inches shorter than the sawhorse, and so a book entitled Colonoscopic Procedures had been wedged underneath.”
“Behind his shoulder, on the edge of the sawhorse, I could make out a small roofline.”
“In a few days you'll probably see a stack of those sawhorse barricades with lights and a few road signs stacked nearby as well.”
“The desk is made up of sawhorse legs, which you can buy and custom-make a top in the material and size of your choice.”
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horse-related words (sometimes several times removed from actual equines)
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