from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A power saw for cutting wood or metal consisting of a toothed disk rotated at high speed. Also called buzz saw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A power saw with a circular cutting blade, whose teeth rotate rapidly.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See under Saw.
  • n. a disk of steel with saw teeth upon its periphery, and revolved on an arbor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a power saw that has a steel disk with cutting teeth on the periphery; rotates on a spindle


1810-1820 Massachusetts (Wiktionary)


  • No, but it is that same circular saw with which Hawley Harvey carved up his spouse, et voici la plume de ma tante.

    Laurels are Poison

  • And the circular saw blade itself is a quarter-inch thick, so every four cuts you lose an inch of timber and generate mountains of sawdust, although not enough to interest a power-station in collecting it for burning as fuel.



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