- a sawhorse, esp. one with the legs projecting above the crossbar
Origin of sawbuckfrom resemblance of the crossed legs of a sawbuck to an X, suggesting the Roman numeral for 10Slang a ten-dollar bill
Origin of sawbuckDutch zaagbok ; from zaag, saw + bok, buck
- A sawhorse, especially one having a crossed pair of legs at each end.
- Slang A ten-dollar bill.
Origin of sawbuckPartial translation of Dutch zaagbok, sawbuck : zaag, saw + bok, goat. Sense 2, from the resemblance of the crossed pairs of legs to the Roman numeral X.