Definition of Backsaw

1. Noun. A handsaw that is stiffened by metal reinforcement along the upper edge.

Exact synonyms: Back Saw
Generic synonyms: Carpenter's Saw, Hand Saw, Handsaw



Definition of Backsaw

1. n. A saw (as a tenon saw) whose blade is stiffened by an added metallic back.

Definition of Backsaw

1. Noun. A handsaw that has a reinforcement along its back edge ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Backsaw

1. a type of saw [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Backsaw

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backsaw (current term)
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Literary usage of Backsaw

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulletin by United States Bureau of war risk insurance. Division of military and naval insurance, United States (1917)
"What is a backsaw; coping saw? A. A backsaw is a short bench saw with a stiffener on the back; it is about halfway between a rip and crosscut saw, ..."

2. Home Energy Projects: An Energy Conservation Guide for Do-It-Yourselfers by DIANE Publishing Company, Jeffrey S. Tiller (1996)
"... screen • Skills Required Basic carpentry • Tools Shade screen on wood frame: Pry bar (for installing on old frame) Mitre box with backsaw (if installing ..."

3. Among Country Schools by Olly Jasper Kern (1906)
"To the equipment should be added one backsaw (10 inches), one bench hook, one bit brace, three drill bits, in sizes to suit work to be done (see Advanced ..."

4. On the Arrangement, Care, and Operation of Woodworking Factories and by John Richards (1885)
"You may tell him of mortising by hand, cutting tenons and shoulders with a backsaw, and he will look at you with an incredulous stare. ..."

5. Examples of Industrial Education by Frank Mitchell Leavitt (1912)
"... hammer, nail set, knife, awl, mallet, backsaw, 3" saw driver, 9" screw driver, bevel, brace, half-round file, oil stove, oil can, and counter brush. ..."

6. Architectural Composition: An Attempt to Order and Phrase Ideas which by John Beverley Robinson (1908)
"... intelligent a purpose and as definite knowledge of their capabilities as is displayed by a carpenter in selecting from his chest a ripsaw or a backsaw. ..."

7. Farm Shop Work: Practical Manual Training by George Marshall Brace, Dexter Dwight Mayne (1915)
"When the angles have been laid out, they can be sawed, using a backsaw and bench hook. Care should be FIG. 28. — LAYING OUT ANGLES ON LEGS OF SAWBUCK. ..."

8. Reports of Artisans Selected by a Committee Appointed by the Council of the by Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain) (1867)
"The few handsaw handles in the cases of French manufacturers show, by their very faulty swaging, that they know little of the use of the handsaw or backsaw, ..."

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