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compass saw[′käm·pəs ‚sȯ]
A handsaw which has a handle with several attachable thin, tapering blades of varying widths, making it suitable for a variety of work, such as cutting circles and curves.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A handsaw having a narrow blade; used to cut small intricate shapes or circles of small radius.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.