- A saw with a narrow blade and a handle at both ends, used typically by two people.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- The rich dark wood of its walls and floor - all rudely smoothed with the broadaxe and the whip-saw.
verbo (past participle whipsawn or whipsawed)[with object] North American Volver al principio
- 1Cut with a whipsaw: he was whipsawing lumberMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They probably won't actually have to whipsaw timbers to make their own boats, but lots of other touches will be as authentic as can be arranged.
- Many skis were just a whipsawed piece of lumber four to six inches in width with an upturned tip, but they worked well enough to transport the skier to where he wanted to go.
- The first coal shipped from the valley was loaded into boats made of logs and whipsawed lumber and floated down the river.
- 2 • informal Subject to two difficult situations or opposing pressures at the same time: the army has been whipsawed by a shrinking budget and a growing pool of recruitsMás ejemplos en oraciones
- All the mental health care professionals we know have been whipsawed between their ideals for practice - based both on knowledge of patients and on their own self-image - and the narrow demands of managed care.
- He sees an increasing number of Saudis who are whipsawed between a new materialism and traditional values.
- All of this has left Black West Palm Beach spinning, whipsawed between runaway private development and an enduring legacy of political neglect.
- 2.1Compel to do something: he whipsawed the state legislature into passing his educational-reform packageMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Use the Internet to whipsaw suppliers into shape.
- It is inevitable, however, that the company will use the threat of plant closings to whipsaw workers in different factories to accept further concessions in wages and working conditions.
- However, suppliers say they are not comfortable with the digital exchanges, believing them to be overrated, and nothing more than a more efficient way for OEMs to whipsaw them for even greater price concessions.
- 2.2Cheat or exploit.Más ejemplos en oraciones
- If we let them whipsaw us and beat us to death, and just go like a whipped puppy off into the sunset, we lose respect.
- 2.3 Stock Exchange , • informal Subject to a double loss, as when buying a security before the price falls and selling before the price rises: even the most skilled traders are sometimes whipsawedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- But in the past few months the dollar has been confounding forecasters - and whipsawing short-sellers - by rebounding sharply.
- Consumers are also getting whipsawed by the stock market, which has failed to rally despite Fed rate cuts.
- Citi's actions weren't illegal, but broke an unwritten understanding not to whipsaw markets or take advantage of the thin summer trading.
Más definiciones de whipsawDefinición de whipsaw en:
- el diccionario Inglés de EE.UU.