Meaning of SAW in English

SAW

I.

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

buzz saw

circular saw

cut/saw wood

A local carpenter cut the wood to size.

saw the funny side (= recognized that it was partly funny )

Luckily, when I explained the situation, he saw the funny side .

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

circular

Their versatility means a circular saw is not always needed.

A circular saw screeched and the smell of fresh sawdust was everywhere.

The spikes can destroy a chainsaw or circular saw .

If you already own a jigsaw and circular saw , the Cut Saw is probably not for you.

old

In sum, their experience reverses the old saw about immigration and prosperity.

How like you to produce that old saw out of your bag of tricks!

Now that is no joke because one of these big old saws can weigh the best part of half a ton.

Which brings to mind that old saw about being careful what you wish for...

■ NOUN

blade

A metal L-shaped guide holds the work underneath a very thin saw blade , held between metal uprights.

Check the saw blade with a square to make sure.

chain

He knows everything there is to know about chain saws .

At 100 decibels, the level produced by a chain saw or pneumatic drill, the allowable exposure is three hours.

The chain saws then started like angry bees.

With handlers using chain saws on the anesthetized 4, 500-pound females, the 18-inch horns were cut back to six inches.

Since I had the chain saw already out, I cut up a couple more logs.

mill

The town brook, now covered over, became a source of energy for saw mills and other trades.

No buzzing saw mills , no electric milking machines humming away.

I turned into Hospital Street, past Plotnikoff's large saw mills , then came to Callender's bakery.

It is situated just beyond the saw mill and by the side of the canal, from which it draws water.

As well as flour production, power was taken off to drive cider making equipment, a threshing machine and a saw mill .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A metal L-shaped guide holds the work underneath a very thin saw blade, held between metal uprights.

Albert stated, shook his head, and revved up the saw .

All you hear now is the buzzing of those saws.

In sum, their experience reverses the old saw about immigration and prosperity.

Now, over there are wheelbarrows, rakes, pitchforks, saws, the lot.

Their versatility means a circular saw is not always needed.

III. verb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

It took all morning to saw up the logs.

We had to saw the wood to the right length, and then nail the pieces together.

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