One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A saw with a handle at each end, used by two people for cutting across the grain of timber.
- ‘I've used a cross-cut saw, worked by two people, which is a very effective tool.’
- ‘The tools used were few and commonplace, including an axe and a cross-cut saw for felling the timber.’
- ‘He was a great one with the cross-cut saw, chopping up wood, sawing it up.’
- ‘While operating an unguarded cross-cut saw, one of the posts snatched and removed his left index finger.’
- ‘‘Don't miss the visually spectacular cross-cut saw race ’.’
crosscut saw/ˈkrôsˌkət ˌsô/
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