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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument used to set or turn the teeth of a saw a little sidewise, that they may make a kerf somewhat wider than the thickness of the blade, to prevent friction; -- called also saw-wrest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument used to wrest or turn the teeth of saws alternately to the right and left so that they may make a kerf somewhat wider than the thickness of the blade. Also called saw-wrest.

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

  • n. a tool used to bend each alternate sawtooth at a slight angle outward

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