Whip"saw` (?), n.

A saw for dividing timber lengthwise, usually set in a frame, and worked by two persons; also, a fret saw.

 

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Whip"saw` (?), n.

A kind of narrow ripsaw, tapering from butt to point, with hook teeth and averaging from 5 to 7½ feet in length, used by one or two men.

 

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Whip"saw`, v. t.

1.

To saw with the whipsaw.

2.

To defeat in, or cause to lose, two different bets at the same turn or in one play, as a player at faro who has made two bets at the same time, one that a card will lose and another that a different card will win; hence, to defeat in spite of every effort.

 

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