Saw vs Sawlike - What's the difference?

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As an adjective sawlike is

resembling a saw (cutting tool) or some aspect of one.



(wikipedia saw)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) sawe, from (etyl) saga, .


(en noun)
  • A tool with a toothed blade used for cutting hard substances, in particular wood or metal
  • A musical saw.
  • A sawtooth wave.
  • Derived terms
    * backsaw * band saw, bandsaw * buzz saw * chainsaw * chop saw * circular saw * coping saw * crosscut saw * fretsaw * hacksaw * handsaw * hole saw * Japanese-style handsaw * jigsaw * miter saw, mitre saw * power saw * razor-tooth saw * reciprocating saw * rift saw * rip saw * sawbones * sawhorse * sawtooth * scroll saw * table saw * tenon saw


  • To cut (something) with a saw.
  • To make a motion back and forth similar to cutting something with a saw.
  • The fiddler sawed away at his instrument.
  • To be cut with a saw.
  • The timber saws smoothly.
  • To form or produce (something) by cutting with a saw.
  • to saw boards or planks (i.e. to saw logs or timber into boards or planks)
    to saw''' shingles; to '''saw out a panel

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) sawe, from (etyl) sagu, . More at (l), (l).


    (en noun)
  • (label) Something spoken; speech, discourse.
  • *, Bk.V:
  • *:And for thy trew sawys , and I may lyve many wynters, there was never no knyght better rewardid.
  • (often old saw ) A saying or proverb.
  • (label) Opinion, idea, belief; by thy ~, in your opinion; commune ~, common opinion; common knowledge; on no ~, by no means.
  • *Polychronicon Ranulphi Higden
  • *:Þe more comoun sawe is þat Remus was i-slawe for he leep ouer þe newe walles of Rome.
  • (label) Proposal, suggestion; possibility.
  • *Earl of Toulouse
  • *:All they assentyd to the sawe ; They thoght he spake reson and lawe.
  • (label) Dictate; command; decree.
  • *Spenser
  • *:[Love] rules the creatures by his powerful saw .
  • Synonyms
    * See also

    Etymology 3

    See see . Cognate with Dutch zag, German sah, Danish .


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    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a saw (cutting tool) or some aspect of one.
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