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A light handsaw with a slender blade stretched across a U-shaped frame, used for cutting designs in wood.
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(Tools) a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw
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a saw used for cutting small curves in wood, consisting of a thin, light blade in a U-shaped frame with handle.
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coping saw- A saw with a very narrow blade stretched across a u-shaped frame—for cutting curves, with cope meaning "vault, arch."
See also related terms for vault.
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