(Saw) v. t. [imp. Sawed ; p. p. Sawed or Sawn ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sawing.]
1. To cut with a saw; to separate with a saw; as, to saw timber or marble.
2. To form by cutting with a saw; as, to saw boards or planks, that is, to saw logs or timber into boards
or planks; to saw shingles; to saw out a panel.
3. Also used figuratively; as, to saw the air.
(Saw), v. i.
1. To use a saw; to practice sawing; as, a man saws well.
2. To cut, as a saw; as, the saw or mill saws fast.
3. To be cut with a saw; as, the timber saws smoothly.
(Sa*war"ra nut`) See Souari nut.
(Saw"bel`ly) n. The alewife. [Local, U.S.]
(Saw"bill`) n. The merganser. [Prov. Eng.]
(Saw"bones`) n. A nickname for a surgeon.
(Saw"buck`) n. A sawhorse.
(Saw"ce*flem) a. See Sauseflem. [Obs.]
Soft sawder, seductive praise; flattery; blarney. [Slang]
(Saw"der) n. A corrupt spelling and pronunciation of solder.
(Saw"dust`) n. Dust or small fragments of wood (or of stone, etc.) made by the cutting of a
(Saw"er`) n. One who saws; a sawyer.
(Saw"fish`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of several species of elasmobranch fishes of the genus Pristis.
They have a sharklike form, but are more nearly allied to the rays. The flattened and much elongated
snout has a row of stout toothlike structures inserted along each edge, forming a sawlike organ with
which it mutilates or kills its prey.
(Saw"fly`) n. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of hymenopterous insects belonging to the
family Tenthredinidæ. The female usually has an ovipositor containing a pair of sawlike organs with which
she makes incisions in the leaves or stems of plants in which to lay the eggs. The larvæ resemble those
(Saw"horse`) n. A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross, on which sticks of
wood are laid for sawing by hand; called also buck, and sawbuck.