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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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In addition, working tools, such as planes, mallets, bucksaw frames, and handles for sundry items such as chisels, hammers, malls, and prongs, all were made of wood.
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From hoeing and plowing, from the "honest Bucksaw" and "persuasive hammer," he learned the family gospel of hard work.
The projects themselves range from benches, crates, ammunition boxes, and a folding camp table, to a bucksaw, folding camp stool, and an officer's field desk.
For decades, my family has used a simple homemade bucksaw to cut green logs and brush.
The majority of bucking operations in the central Appalachian region use a bucksaw with standards designating specific lengths.
(2) Paul LaForte, left, and Tommy Pruitt, both of Charlton, take part in the two-man bucksaw competition at the fair.
"The three of us treat school as a job," said Piton, a former bucksaw operator.
Happy No matter how horrible the long-abandoned hay hook looks, or how hard it might be to set some old bucksaw's teeth, the restoration artist's challenges cause only minimal strife, and nothing makes the hobbyist happier than to bring it all back to life.
Backbone, Crosshairs, and Downed, however, all drawn from a book about deer hunting, seem fixated on communicating content (BREASTBONE, 99 BUCKSAW, 129 BULLET ACTION, 37-8, reads part of Backbone).
A steel strip P is fixed on a wooden support just like a bucksaw: whereas the blade saw is in traction, in our case the strip P is working in compression through the spring S adjusted by nut N.