Definitions of handsaw
  1. noun
    a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
    synonyms: carpenter's saw, hand saw
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    back saw, backsaw
    a handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge
    compass saw
    a handsaw with a narrow triangular blade for cutting curves
    coping saw
    a handsaw with a taut thin blade; used for cutting small curves in wood
    crosscut handsaw, crosscut saw, cutoff saw
    handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain (or major axis)
    keyhole saw
    a handsaw with a long narrow blade for cutting short radius curves; similar to a compass saw
    pruning saw
    a handsaw used for pruning trees
    ripsaw, splitsaw
    a handsaw for cutting with the grain of the wood
    lopper, pruner, pruning hook
    a long-handled pruning saw with a curved blade at the end and sometimes a clipper; used to prune small trees
    type of:
    hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
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