Meaning of whipsaw
Pronunciation: (hwip'sô", wip'-), [key]
— n., v., -sawed, -sawed -sawn, -saw•ing.
- a saw for two persons, as a pitsaw, used to divide timbers lengthwise.
- to cut with a whipsaw.
- to win two bets from (a person) at one turn or play, as at faro.
- to subject to two opposing forces at the same time: The real-estate market has been whipsawed by high interest rates and unemployment.
- (of a trailer, railroad car, etc.) to swing suddenly to the right or left, as in rounding a sharp curve at high speed.
- whipsaw (Thesaurus)