Definitions

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

  • n. A woodcutting saw, usually set in an H-shaped frame.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A saw, in a metal frame, used to cut lengths of wood

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a saw set in a frame and used for sawing wood on a sawhorse.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A saw set in an upright frame or bow, and used with both hands in cutting wood on a support called a buck.

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

  • n. a saw that is set in a frame in the shape of an H; used with both hands to cut wood that is held in a sawbuck

Etymologies

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

From buck2.

Examples

  • In another moment he would have knocked at the kitchen door, but the skreek of a bucksaw from the woodshed led him aside.

    THE PRODIGAL FATHER

  • The monotonous complaint of the bucksaw came to his ears.

    THE PRODIGAL FATHER

  • Johnnie bent his back, and the bucksaw resumed its protesting skreek.

    THE PRODIGAL FATHER

  • At Agatha's house he hears a bucksaw noise from a woodshed and asks the boy there if his father is home.

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • Silent Poem backroad leafmold stonewall chipmunk underbrush grapevine woodchuck shadblow woodsmoke cowbarn honeysuckle woodpile sawhorse bucksaw outhouse wellsweep backdoor flagstone bulkhead buttermilk candlestick ragrug firedog brownbread hilltop outcrop cowbell buttercup whetstone thunderstorm pitchfork steeplebush gristmill millstone cornmeal waterwheel watercress buckwheat firefly jewelweed gravestone groundpine windbreak bedrock weathercock snowfall starlight cockcrow

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  • I started splitting and Joan grabbed a bucksaw and started cutting blocks off an eight foot log.

    Angel With No Hands

  • Using a bucksaw is not only a thankless job at any time, but it is no saving of time or money.

    Hiram the Young Farmer

  • Mr. Smith has other illustrations here He speaks particularly of an English policeman who erected his home with no other tools than an axe, cross-cut saw and bucksaw, and, the finished home, Mr. Smith says, would do credit to a skilled builder.

    Greater Ontario

  • He stroked a lean chin with a big mobile hand that suggested more of bridle holding than familiarity with a bucksaw and plow handle.

    To the Last Man

  • A chopping block, a decrepit sawhorse, an axe, and a rusty bucksaw marked the spot; also three ties, hacked eloquently in places, and just five sticks of wood, evidently chopped from

    Lonesome Land

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