whipsaw

Definitions of whipsaw
  1. noun
    a saw with handles at both ends; intended for use by two people
    synonyms: lumberman's saw, two-handed saw, two-man saw
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    pitsaw
    a large two-handed saw formerly used to cut logs into planks; one man stood above the log and the other in a pit below
    type of:
    saw
    hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting
  2. verb
    saw with a whipsaw
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    type of:
    saw
    cut with a saw
  3. verb
    victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations
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    type of:
    cheat, chisel, rip off
    deprive somebody of something by deceit
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