Definitions for "whipsaw"
To lose money in a volatile market by buying before rapid drops and selling before rapid rises.
to cause to suffer a setback or losses by subjecting to two forces at the same time or in rapid succession; as, consumers were whipsawed by both inflation and higher sales taxes.
to cause to suffer a series of losses in trading when buying and selling at the wrong times in a rapidly fluctuating market; -- especially used when an attempt is made, by selling short, to recover losses from a long purchase in a declining market, and the short sale also results in a loss when the market subsequently rises. Used mostly in the passive; as, to be whipsawed by exaggerated responses to a changing outlook.
Getting caught between two reraising players, requiring you to call and call to stay in. If the opponents are secretly signaling each other, it is collusion. A cheater with a strong hand signals a partner to keep reraising, catching others in the whipsaw. The second cheater will eventually fold, so no one notices that his hand was suspiciously weak. Often, rules allow participants to request seeing late folded hands.
Betting and raising aggressively on both sides of a calling player.
To bet and raise aggressively on both sides of a calling player.
Keywords:  saw, fret, lengthwise, timber, dividing
A saw for dividing timber lengthwise, usually set in a frame, and worked by two persons; also, a fret saw.
To saw with the whipsaw.
saw with a whipsaw
Keywords:  faro, spite, defeat, lose, hence
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.
Losing money on both sides of a price swing.
Keywords:  ripsaw, handsaw, tapering, hook, teeth
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.
a handsaw intended for use by two people
victimize, especially in gambling or negotiations
Keywords:  exited, late, entered, trade
a trade entered too late or exited too soon
A condition where an investor's security transaction is quickly followed by an opposite reaction. Sometimes referred to as "being whipped".