Definition of backsaw in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbaksô/


A type of saw with a reinforced back edge that keeps the thin blade from being distorted.
Example sentences
  • Rather than use the coping saw to cut the straight section, place the molding upside down in the miter box or on the saw table, so you can cut the straight section with a backsaw or miter saw.
  • Transfer the measurement to a 10-foot section of gutter (upside down), and use a fine-tooth saw such as a backsaw to cut it to length.
  • Unlike standard handsaws, a backsaw has an extra-stiff blade to prevent it from wavering as you make the cut.

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Syllabification: back·saw

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