Sawbuck Definition

sôbŭk
noun
A sawhorse, esp. one with the legs projecting above the crossbar.
Webster's New World
A ten-dollar bill.
Webster's New World

A framework for holding wood so that it can be sawed; a sawhorse.

Wiktionary

(US, slang) A ten-dollar bill.

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Other Word Forms of Sawbuck

Noun

Singular:
sawbuck
Plural:
sawbucks

Origin of Sawbuck

  • Partial 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

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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