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Princeton's WordNet

  1. compass sawnoun

    a handsaw with a narrow triangular blade for cutting curves

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Compass-sawnoun

    The compass-saw should not have its teeth set, as other saws have; but the edge of it should be made so broad, and the back so thin, that it may easily follow the broad edge, without having its teeth set. Its office is to cut a round, or any other compass kerf; and therefore the edge must be made broad, and the back thin, that the back may have a wide kerf to turn in. Joseph Moxon Mechan. Exer.


  1. Compass saw

    A compass saw is a type of saw used for making curved cuts known as compasses, particularly in confined spaces where a larger saw would not fit.


  1. compass saw

    A compass saw is a hand tool designed for cutting irregular shapes and curves in wood, wallboard, or plastic. It typically features a narrow, pointed blade with coarse teeth, and a handle, often detachable, that allows for sharp turns to be made without twisting the blade. The saw is named after its compass-like ability to create circular designs or patterns.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of compass saw in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of compass saw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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