Definition of Swede saw in English:

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Swede saw


chiefly Canadian
A type of saw with a bowlike tubular frame and many cutting teeth.
Example sentences
  • They were followed by men with axes and Swede saws, cutting down the trees, laying them crosswise.
  • Stihls are great saws, but are slower than the Swede saws, and I think, too complex for a simple machine.
  • Learn how to sharpen a Swede saw and more importantly how to handle a Swede saw safely.


Swede in the sense 'Swedish'.

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Syllabification: Swede saw

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