Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large saw used for cutting through the ice to free ships which have been frozen in, or for cutting ice in blocks for storage.

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Examples

  • The cotton-bale, the stevedore’s hook, the saw and buck of the sawyer, the mould of the moulder, the working-knife of the butcher, the ice-saw, and all the work with ice,

    Carol of Occupations

  • The cotton-bale, the stevedore’s hook, the saw and buck of the sawyer, the screen of the coal-screener, the mould of the moulder, the working-knife of the butcher, the ice-saw, and all the work with ice,

    Notes, 90–99

  • The cotton-bale, the stevedore's hook, the saw and buck of the sawyer, the mould of the moulder, the working-knife of the butcher, the ice-saw, and all the work with ice,

    Leaves of Grass

  • The ice-saw is a very long iron saw, and has a weight attached to the lower end.

    Peter the Whaler

  • It means that during the next raging blizzard, you might need to ask for an ice-saw or sled dog, and it's easier to borrow from friends than strangers.

    The Toque

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