- A narrow two-person crosscut saw. (noun)
- To cut with a whipsaw. (verb-transitive)
- Games To win two bets from (a person) at one time, as in faro. (verb-transitive)
- To cause to move or alternate rapidly in contrasting directions: "The bond market . . . continues to be whipsawed by fears of rekindled inflation” ( Steven E. Levingston). (verb-transitive)
- To defeat or best in two ways at once. (verb-transitive)
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