coping saw

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coping saw

coping saw

n.
A light handsaw with a slender blade stretched across a U-shaped frame, used for cutting designs in wood.

coping saw

n
(Tools) a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw

cop′ing saw`


n.
a saw used for cutting small curves in wood, consisting of a thin, light blade in a U-shaped frame with handle.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coping saw - a handsaw with a taut thin bladecoping saw - a handsaw with a taut thin blade; used for cutting small curves in wood
carpenter's saw, hand saw, handsaw - a saw used with one hand for cutting wood
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Coping saws are designed for woodcuts involving intricate curves under the constraint of human power.
Taking our tool analogy one step further, it is not a matter of indifference which standard they use any more (to return to our tool analogy) than it is a matter of indifference if one uses a rip saw rather than a coping saw to do detailed cabinet work.
The pieces of styrofoam were cut with hacksaw blades (a "handle end" wrapped with tape for comfort and safety), keyhole, and coping saws.