Definition of hacksaw in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈhaksɔː/


A saw with a narrow fine-toothed blade set in a frame, used especially for cutting metal.
Example sentences
  • 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)

[with object]
Cut (something) using a hacksaw: the bolt has now been hacksawed through
More example sentences
  • 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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