Sawbuck meaning

sôbŭk
A sawhorse, especially one having a crossed pair of legs at each end.
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A ten-dollar bill.
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A sawhorse, esp. one with the legs projecting above the crossbar.
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A ten-dollar bill.
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A framework for holding wood so that it can be sawed; a sawhorse.
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(US, slang) A ten-dollar bill.
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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