Definition for SAW

SAW, n. [Sax. saga; G. säge; D. zaag; Sw. såga; Dan. saug; Fr. scie; It. sega. See the Verb.]

  1. A cutting instrument consisting of a blade or thin plate of iron or steel, with one edge dentated or toothed.
  2. A saying; proverb; maxim; decree. [Obs.] [See Say.] – Shak.

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