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

  • n. A hand or power saw with a narrow ribbonlike blade for cutting curved or irregular shapes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fine-toothed fretsaw with an oscillating blade that can be used to cut out curves and other complicated shapes, accurately.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a ribbon of steel with saw teeth upon one edge, stretched in a frame and adapted for sawing curved outlines; also, a machine in which such a saw is worked by foot or power.
  • n. See under Saw.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A saw or sawing-machine for cutting thin boards, veneers, orplates into ornamental scrollwork, or for preparing wood for inlaying.

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

  • n. fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines

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