Definition of coping saw noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


coping saw

BrE BrE//ˈkəʊpɪŋ sɔː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊpɪŋ sɔː//
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a saw with a very narrow blade and a frame shaped like a D, used for cutting curves in wood Word Origin1920s: coping from the noun cope, used to describe likeness to a vault, arch, canopy, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: coping saw