Definition of hacksaw in English:


Syllabification: hack·saw
Pronunciation: /ˈhakˌsô


  • A saw with a narrow fine-toothed blade set in a frame, used especially for cutting metal.
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    • A hacksaw or metal cutting bandsaw is the tool to use here.
    • Slide the vinyl seal out of the carrier before you cut the carrier with a fine-tooth hacksaw blade.
    • The exception would be the use of a hacksaw with a fine toothed blade to cut it to length and a metal file to smooth out the roughness.

verb (past participle hacksawn or hacksawed)

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  • Cut (something) using a hacksaw.
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    • Having hacksawed the cross members off we had easy access and a clear exit route.
    • Today we'll learn how to hacksaw walnuts into decorative napkin rings.
    • Heck, I've even had mates hacksaw the locks off their bikes without anyone calling them on it.

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