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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A saw consisting of a tough, fine-toothed blade stretched taut in a frame, used for cutting metal.

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  • noun A saw, with a blade that is put under tension, for cutting metal
  • verb To cut with a hacksaw.

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  • noun saw used with one hand for cutting metal

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of Middle English hagge-saue, a kind of saw : haggen, to cut, chop; see haggle + sawe, saw; see saw.]

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