Words related to saw

chain-saw (n.)

also chain saw, chainsaw; 1818 as a surgical apparatus (for amputations) consisting of a chain, the links of which have serated edges; 1835 in the saw mill sense, "power-driven saw consisting of a chain with cutting points attached to the links;" from chain (n.) + saw (n.).

hacksaw (n.)
1867, from hack (v.1) + saw (n.1) "toothed cutting tool."
jigsaw (n.)

also jig-saw, vertical reciprocating saw, 1855, American English, from jig with its notion of "rapid up-and-down motion" + saw (n.1). It was largely displaced by the later band-saws. Jigsaw puzzle first recorded 1906; originally one with pieces cut by a jigsaw. Earlier was dissected map (or picture), 1807, "map or picture mounted on board and divided into more or less irregular parts, to be joined together as a puzzle."

pit-saw (n.)

"large saw used for cutting timber, operated by two men, one (the pit-sawyer) standing in the pit below the log that is being sawed, the other (the top-sawyer) standing on the log," 1670s, from pit (n.) + saw (n.1).

rip-saw (n.)

"a hand-saw the teeth of which have more rake and less set than a cross-cut saw, used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain" [Century Dictionary], 1846, from rip (n.) "split timber" (see rip (v.) + saw (n.1)).

sawbuck (n.)
"ten-dollar bill," American English slang, 1850, from resemblance of X (Roman numeral 10) to the ends of a sawhorse. Sawbuck in the sense of "sawhorse" is attested only from 1862 but presumably is older (see saw (n.1)).
sawdust (n.)
1520s, from saw (n.1) + dust (n.).
sawfish (n.)
also saw-fish, 1660s; see saw (n.1.) + fish (n.).
sawhorse (n.)
"support or rack for holding wood while it is cut by a saw," 1778, from saw (n.1) + horse (n.) in the mechanical sense.
sawmill (n.)
1550s; see saw (n.1) + mill (n.1).

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