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or chain saw  (chān′sô′)
A portable power saw with teeth linked to form a loop of chain.

chain′saw′, chain′-saw′ v.
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chain saw

1. (Tools) a motor-driven saw, usually portable, in which the cutting teeth form links in a continuous chain
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chain′ saw`

a usu. portable power saw having teeth set on an endless chain.
[1840–50, Amer.]
chain′-saw`, v.t., v.i.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chain saw - portable power sawchain saw - portable power saw; teeth linked to form an endless chain
power saw, sawing machine, saw - a power tool for cutting wood
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chain saw

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