musical saw

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musical saw

n.
A handsaw on which varying musical tones are produced by flexing the blade and stroking it with a violin bow or striking it with a hammer.

mu′sical saw′


n.
a handsaw played as a musical instrument with a violin bow or a hammer while the saw is bent with varying tension to change the pitch.
[1925–30]
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By 10, we'd started to realise this wasn't the sort of thing (along with clog dancing, owning musical saws and playing banjos in a tent pitched in the middle of nowhere during downpours of horizontal rain) that most other children's parents did.
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Hank Williams (after whom the joint's named, obviously) will play perpetuallly on the juke-box while up-and-coming local talent (perhaps tutored at LIPA) perform Western Swing and Bluegrass classics upon musical saws in the corner.