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sawn-off
sawn-off shotgun
Sawneb
sawpit
sawqui
sawtimber
sawtooth
sawtoothed-edged
Sawtry
sawwort
Sawyer
sawyer beetle
Sax, Adolphe
sax-horn
Sax-tuba
saxatile
saxboard
Saxe
Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
Saxe-gothea
Saxe-gothea conspicua

Sax definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: a Belgian maker of musical instruments who invented the saxophone (1814-1894) [syn: Sax, Adolphe Sax]
2: a single-reed woodwind with a conical bore [syn: sax, saxophone]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: circa 1923 saxophone

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. n. colloq. 1 a saxophone. 2 a saxophone-player. Derivatives: saxist n. Etymology: abbr. 2. n. (also zax) a slater's chopper, with a point for making nail-holes. Etymology: OE seax knife f. Gmc

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Zax Zax (z[a^]ks), n. A tool for trimming and puncturing roofing slates. [Written also sax.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Sax Sax, n. [AS. seax a knife.] A kind of chopping instrument for trimming the edges of roofing slates.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(saxes) A sax is the same as a saxophone. (INFORMAL) N-COUNT: oft the N



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