dragsaw

dragsaw
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ noun
: a saw with teeth that are slanted so as to cut on the pulling stroke; specifically : a large power-operated saw for sawing felled trees

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dragsawing, n.
/drag"saw'/, n.
a large power saw having a reciprocating blade, as a power hacksaw for metals or a lumbermill saw.
[1865-70, Amer.; DRAG + SAW1]

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