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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a narrow, slender saw, used in cutting keyholes, etc., as in doors; a kind of compass saw or fret saw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A narrow, slender saw used for cutting out sharp curves, such as those of a keyhole: same as compass-saw.

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

  • n. a handsaw with a long narrow blade for cutting short radius curves; similar to a compass saw


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