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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chain saw, chainsawnoun

    portable power saw; teeth linked to form an endless chain


  1. chainsawnoun

    A saw that has a power driven and fast revolving chain of metal teeth, usually used to cut trees.

    He used a chainsaw to cut through the fallen tree on the roadway.

    Etymology: From due to the chain cutting mechanism.

  2. chainsawverb

    to cut with a chainsaw

    Etymology: From due to the chain cutting mechanism.


  1. Chainsaw

    A chainsaw is a portable mechanical saw, powered by electricity, compressed air, hydraulic power, or most commonly a two-stroke engine. It is used in activities such as tree felling, limbing, bucking, pruning, by tree surgeons to fell trees and remove branches and foliage, to fell snags and assist in cutting firebreaks in wildland fire suppression, and to harvest firewood. Chainsaws with specially designed bar and chain combinations have been developed as tools for use in chainsaw art. Specialist chainsaws are used for cutting concrete. Chainsaws are also used for cutting ice, for example in Finland for avantouinti.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chainsaw in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chainsaw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chainsaw in a Sentence

  1. Robert Cyglicki:

    An attempt to fight the bark beetle with a chainsaw and an ax will bring more damage than benefits.

  2. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images:

    I do a lot of exercise, but its really the gardening cutting down a hedge, using my chainsaw to cut down a tree, logging, all of that stuff I do. So, Im very active.

  3. Jeremy Polen:

    My most favorite weapon is a chainsaw!

  4. Dalton Wright:

    It was the scariest thing ever, the chainsaw guy was the worst. I want to go back, though. I loved it.

  5. Jamie Donaldson:

    So folks, in my time off decided to have a fight with a chainsaw and lost.

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. encumbrance
    • B. snap
    • C. elan
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