Definitions for jigsawˈdʒɪgˌsɔ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
jig•sawˈdʒɪgˌsɔ(n.; v.)-sawed, -sawed; -sawn, -saw•ing
(n.)Also, jig′ saw`. an electric machine saw with a narrow, vertically mounted blade, for cutting curves, complex patterns, etc.
Category: Building Trades
(v.t.)to cut or form with or as if with a jigsaw.
Category: Building Trades
(adj.)formed by or as if by a jigsaw:
Origin of jigsaw:
saber saw, jigsaw, reciprocating saw(noun)
a portable power saw with a reciprocating blade; can be used with a variety of blades depending on the application and kind of cut; generally have a plate that rides on the surface that is being cut
jigsaw, scroll saw, fretsaw(noun)
fine-toothed power saw with a narrow blade; used to cut curved outlines
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
a puzzle that makes a picture
A saw with fine teeth and a narrow blade which can cut curves in wood or metal.
A jigsaw puzzle.
To cut something using a jigsaw.
A jigsaw is a tool used for cutting arbitrary curves, such as stenciled designs or other custom shapes, into a piece of wood, metal, or other material. It can be used in a more artistic fashion than other saws, which typically cut in straight lines only. In this way, it is similar to the rasp and the chisel. Although a jigsaw can be used to cut arbitrary patterns, making a straight cut freehand is difficult even with a guide. Traditional jigsaws are hand saws, consisting of a handle attached to a small, thin blade. The first jigsaw puzzles were made using this kind of unpowered saw. More modern jigsaws are power tools, made up of an electric motor and a reciprocating saw blade. A jigsaw with a bevel function on the sole plate allows cutting angles of typically up to 45 degrees relative to the normal vertical stroke for cutting miter joints. In the past, what are now usually called scroll saws were often referred to as jigsaws. A jigsaw may also be referred to, by some manufacturers, as a "bayonet saw" or sabre saw.
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