dovetail saw ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a backsaw for fine woodworking, as dovetailing.
Origin of dovetail saw First recorded in 1805–15 Examples from the Web for dovetail saw Historical Examples of dovetail saw
The dovetail-saw, Fig. 93, is a small back-saw for delicate work.
Saw with a dovetail-saw on the mortise sides of these lines, chisel out the mortises and fit the parts together.
British Dictionary definitions for dovetail saw dovetail saw noun
- building trades a saw similar to a tenon saw but of smaller size