/ˈtʃeɪnsɔ/ (say 'chaynsaw)

1. a power-driven crosscut saw with teeth mounted on an endless chain.
2. a similar saw used for cutting building stone.
verb (t)
3. to cut up by means of a chainsaw: to chainsaw a piano in the name of art.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • chainsaw — transitive verb see chain saw …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • chainsaw — noun a mechanical power driven saw with teeth set on a chain moving around the edge of a blade …   English new terms dictionary