hacksaw hacksaw  /ˈhæk ˌsɔ/


  • (n) saw used with one hand for cutting metal



  1. After 90 minutes of fiddling, an ordinary hacksaw was used to free the bolt.
  2. Father, dressed in neat sport shirt, slacks and windbreaker, inspects car, opens trunk, rummages through; opens own car trunk full of tools, removes hacksaw, cuts for one minute.
  3. Using hacksaw blades smuggled into the prison in the soles of bathing slippers, the trio managed to saw through two of three Plexiglas panels in a window of their dorm cellblock.


  • Police say man who cut off penis blamed George Bush and other bizarre crimes

    Man says George Bush made him cut off his penis, and other strange newsA Pennsylvania man cites George Bush as his motivation to cut off his penis, police say, and other bizarre news from around the country.Man allegedly blames George Bush for penis self-mutilationNo hacksaw was found by police. (Wikimedia Commons)A Pennsylvania man cut off his penis on Tuesday because "George Bush made him do ...
    on June 27, 2013     Source: Kingston Daily Freeman

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  1. Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and former welfare minister, warned: "Tax credits are clearly the bluntest of anti-poverty weapons and are the equivalent of attempting delicate keyhole surgery with a hacksaw."
    on May 31, 2006 By: Frank Field Source: guardian.co.uk

  2. "The sheer stupidity of cutting through power cables should be glaringly obvious to everyone," said Phil Wilson, customer operations manager with local power company Central Networks. "At the very least putting the hacksaw through the cable...
    on Feb 12, 2008 By: Philip Wilson Steer Source: Reuters UK

  3. "Turning Canadians into criminals because they break a digital lock so they can legally use a music, video or document file is Catch-22," says Mr. Roberts. "We shouldn't make owning a hacksaw illegal; we should ensure theft is illegal."
    on Jun 18, 2008 By: Ken Roberts Source: Canada NewsWire (press release)

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