bow saw

Etymology: bow (III)
: a saw that has a narrow blade held under tension by a light bow-shaped frame and is used for pruning and sawing medium-sized logs

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a saw having a narrow blade held at both ends by a bowed handle.

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bow saw «boh»,
a saw for making curved cuts. It has a flexible blade set in a D-shaped frame, the blade being the straight side of the D: »

a one-man bow saw that handles wood up to 13.8 inches thick (Science News Letter).

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n. a narrow saw stretched like a bowstring on a light frame

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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