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Definition of "hacksaw" [hacksaw]

  • A saw consisting of a tough, fine-toothed blade stretched taut in a frame, used for cutting metal. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hacksaw" in a sentence
  • "A comparison of the tool marks showed that both it and the hacksaw were the same tools used to create the trap at the bus stop, and the boots were the same brand and size too."
  • "I think the "hacksaw" is a lighter ... for No Smoking."
  • "Aliodor looked for a hacksaw to cut her free, but she died in front of him."