Definition of Fretsaw

1. Noun. Fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines.

Exact synonyms: Jigsaw, Scroll Saw
Generic synonyms: Power Saw, Saw, Sawing Machine



Definition of Fretsaw

1. Noun. A saw consisting of a metal frame having a fine-toothed narrow blade held under tension; used in making curved cuts ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Fretsaw

1. a narrow-bladed saw [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fretsaw

fressing
fressreflex
fret
fret saw
fretboard
fretboards
fretful
fretfull
fretfully
fretfulness
fretfulnesses
fretless
fretman
fretmen
frets
fretsaw (current term)
fretsaws
fretsome
frett
fretted
fretten
fretter
fretters
frettier
frettiest
fretting
frettings
fretts
fretty
fretum

Literary usage of Fretsaw

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

1. Camera (1907)
"The tools required: Л pair of compasses, a fretsaw (or a penknife, used with sufficient care), a small screwdriver and bradawl, three or four small brass ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1899)
"Mr. I lose proceeds as follows :— The tooth is divided with a fretsaw, if a transverse section be required, or ground down on both sides till the pulp is ..."

3. On English Poetry: Being an Irregular Approach to the Psychology of this Art by Robert Graves (1922)
"The public denies poetry to be labour; it is supposed to be a gentle recreation like cutting out "Home Sweet Home" from three-ply wood with a fretsaw, ..."

4. The Microtomist's Vade-mecum: A Handbook of the Methods of Microscopic Anatomy by Arthur Bolles Lee (1913)
"Then the parts of the drawings representing the cavities of the objects are cut out with a knife or fretsaw, cutting through the cardboard; and the pieces ..."

5. Putnam's Magazine (1909)
"... made of the doorway; and after this a panel of the woodwork had to be removed with a fretsaw in order that the lock and seal might not be damaged. ..."

6. Putnam's Magazine (1909)
"... woodwork had to be removed with a fretsaw in order that the lock and seal might not be damaged. At last, however, this was accomplished, ..."

7. Ornament & Its Application: A Book for Students, Treating in a Practical Way by Lewis Foreman Day (1904)
"To many forms of inlay a fret is as much the necessary preliminary as it is to stencilling, and in marquetry the fretsaw finds its fit employment. ..."

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