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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.

updated on August 18, 2013

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Definitions of sawhorse from WordNet

sawhorse (n.)
a framework for holding wood that is being sawed;
Synonyms: horse / sawbuck / buck
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