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Definition of "handsaw" [hand•saw]

  • A small saw operated by one hand. (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 "handsaw" in a sentence
  • "So, having no faculty for distinguishing a work of art from a handsaw, he is apt to rear up a pyramid of irrefragable argument on the hypothesis that a handsaw is a work of art."
  • "Jeff sees Lars cleaning a knife and a handsaw, tying a large packing crate with heavy rope, making late-night trips carrying a large case."
  • "His own work on saw—a usually toothless but otherwise ordinary metal handsaw that issues otherworldly sounds when bowed—has graced the songs of the iconic indie rock band Neutral Milk Hotel."