coping saw

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coping saw

a handsaw with a U-shaped frame used for cutting curves in a material too thick for a fret saw

coping saw

[′kōp·iŋ ‚sȯ]
(design engineering)
A type of handsaw that has a narrow blade, usually about ⅛ inch (3 millimeters) wide, held taut by a U-shaped frame equipped with a handle; used for shaping and cutout work.

coping saw

coping saw used in cutting
A light narrow-bladed saw with fine teeth, held in a U-shaped tension frame; used for cutting small curves in wood.