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A woodcutting saw, usually set in an H-shaped frame.

[From buck.]


(Tools) a woodcutting saw having its blade set in a frame and tensioned by a turnbuckle across the back of the frame



a saw having a blade set across an upright frame or bow, used with both hands in cutting wood on a sawhorse.
[1855–60, Amer.]
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Noun1.bucksaw - a saw that is set in a frame in the shape of an H; used with both hands to cut wood that is held in a sawbuck
saw - hand tool having a toothed blade for cutting


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