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fretsaw Line breaks: fret|saw
Pronunciation: /ˈfrɛtsɔː/

Definition of fretsaw in English:


A saw with a narrow blade stretched vertically on a frame, for cutting thin wood in patterns.
Example sentences
  • One man laboriously cut the pierced decoration with a fretsaw and a variety of steel punches.
  • Fretwork of the 1800's and early 1900's was done with hand fretsaws or foot-powered scroll saws.
  • Ilya is requesting a loan of $1,000 to purchase some new equipment, such as electric drills and fretsaws because the tools he's been using are old and need frequent repairs.

Words that rhyme with fretsaw

bedsore • Ensor • chainsaw
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