ripsaw

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ripsaw a handsaw for cutting with the grain of the wood
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ripsaw (Carp) A handsaw with coarse teeth which have but a slight set, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain (the fiber); -- called also ripping saw.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n ripsaw A hand-saw the teeth of which have more rake and less set than a crosscut saw, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Rip (v. t.), 4

Usage

In literature:

The block is made true and scribed carefully to have the ripsaw slot square, straight and true.
"Farm Mechanics" by Herbert A. Shearer
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