Hacksaw definition

hăksô
A saw consisting of a tough, fine-toothed blade stretched taut in a frame, used for cutting metal.
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A saw for cutting metal, consisting of a narrow, fine-toothed blade held in a frame.
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A saw, with a blade that is put under tension, for cutting metal.
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To cut with a hacksaw.

This bolt is so rusted I'll have to hacksaw it off.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
hacksaw
Plural:
hacksaws

Origin of hacksaw

  • Alteration of Middle English hagge-saue a kind of saw haggen to cut, chop haggle sawe saw saw1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition