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Band saw at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Saw \Saw\, n. [OE. sawe, AS. sage; akin to D. zaag, G. s["a]ge,
OHG. sega, saga, Dan. sav, Sw. s[*a]g, Icel. s["o]g, L.
secare to cut, securis ax, secula sickle. Cf. {Scythe},
{Sickle}, {Section}, {Sedge}.]
An instrument for cutting or dividing substances, as wood,
iron, etc., consisting of a thin blade, or plate, of steel,
with a series of sharp teeth on the edge, which remove
successive portions of the material by cutting and tearing.

Note: Saw is frequently used adjectively, or as the first
part of a compound.

{Band saw}, {Crosscut saw}, etc. See under {Band},
{Crosscut}, etc.

{Circular saw}, a disk of steel with saw teeth upon its
periphery, and revolved on an arbor.

{Saw bench}, a bench or table with a flat top for for sawing,
especially with a circular saw which projects above the

{Saw file}, a three-cornered file, such as is used for
sharpening saw teeth.

{Saw frame}, the frame or sash in a sawmill, in which the
saw, or gang of saws, is held.

{Saw gate}, a saw frame.

{Saw gin}, the form of cotton gin invented by Eli Whitney, in
which the cotton fibers are drawn, by the teeth of a set
of revolving circular saws, through a wire grating which
is too fine for the seeds to pass.

{Saw grass} (Bot.), any one of certain cyperaceous plants
having the edges of the leaves set with minute sharp
teeth, especially the {Cladium Mariscus} of Europe, and
the {Cladium effusum} of the Southern United States. Cf.
{Razor grass}, under {Razor}.

{Saw log}, a log of suitable size for sawing into lumber.

{Saw mandrel}, a mandrel on which a circular saw is fastened
for running.

{Saw pit}, a pit over which timbor is sawed by two men, one
standing below the timber and the other above. --Mortimer.

{Saw sharpener} (Zo["o]l.), the great titmouse; -- so named
from its harsh call note. [Prov. Eng.]

{Saw whetter} (Zo["o]l.), the marsh titmouse ({Parus
palustris}); -- so named from its call note. [Prov. Eng.]

7. A company of persons united in any common design,
especially a body of armed men.

Troops of horsemen with his bands of foot. --Shak.

8. A number of musicians who play together upon portable
musical instruments, especially those making a loud sound,
as certain wind instruments (trumpets, clarinets, etc.),
and drums, or cymbals.

9. (Bot.) A space between elevated lines or ribs, as of the
fruits of umbelliferous plants.

10. (Zo["o]l.) A stripe, streak, or other mark transverse to
the axis of the body.

11. (Mech.) A belt or strap.

12. A bond [Obs.] ``Thy oath and band.'' --Shak.

13. Pledge; security. [Obs.] --Spenser.

{Band saw}, a saw in the form of an endless steel belt, with
teeth on one edge, running over wheels.

band saw at English (WD) Of Explained:



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