Definitions

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

  • noun A coarse-toothed saw used for cutting wood along the grain.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A hand-saw the teeth of which have more rake and less set than a crosscut saw, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Carp.) A handsaw with coarse teeth which have but a slight set, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain (the fiber); -- called also ripping saw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun woodworking A saw that is designed to cut wood along its grain, i.e. to rip.
  • verb To cut with a ripsaw.

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

  • noun a handsaw for cutting with the grain of the wood

Etymologies

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rip + saw

Examples

  • Jenny was still snoring, a sound like a ripsaw in wet timber.

    Come Again No More

  • Jenny was still snoring, a sound like a ripsaw in wet timber.

    Come Again No More

  • Jenny was still snoring, a sound like a ripsaw in wet timber.

    Come Again No More

  • There was a big neon sign on the roof that appeared to spin like a ripsaw blade.

    Red Knife

  • The town of Aurora was besieged by the media, most of whom had all the sensitivity of a ripsaw.

    Red Knife

  • The town of Aurora was besieged by the media, most of whom had all the sensitivity of a ripsaw.

    Red Knife

  • There was a big neon sign on the roof that appeared to spin like a ripsaw blade.

    Red Knife

  • The town of Aurora was besieged by the media, most of whom had all the sensitivity of a ripsaw.

    Red Knife

  • The town of Aurora was besieged by the media, most of whom had all the sensitivity of a ripsaw.

    Red Knife

  • There was a big neon sign on the roof that appeared to spin like a ripsaw blade.

    Red Knife

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