crosscut saw

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crosscut saw

A saw for cutting wood across the grain.

crosscut saw

(Tools) a saw for cutting timber across the grain

cross′cut saw′

a saw for cutting across the grain.

Crosscut saw

A large-toothed saw used for sawing down and cutting up trees. The two-man version was about five feet long, flexible, and a few inches wide. It had a handle on each end so that a person at each end could pull the saw back and forth. One-man saws were slightly shorter, wider and stiffer, and only had a handle at one end. There were, however, handles available for attaching to the other end that allowed two people to power the saw.
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Noun1.Crosscut saw - handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain (or major axis)crosscut saw - handsaw that cuts at right angles to the grain (or major axis)
carpenter's saw, hand saw, handsaw - a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
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