from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sawhorse, especially one having a crossed pair of legs at each end.
- n. Slang A ten-dollar bill.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a framework for holding wood so that it can be sawed; a sawhorse
- n. (slang) a ten-dollar bill
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A sawhorse.
- n. a ten-dollar bill; also, double sawbuck, a twenty-dollar bill.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as sawhorse.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a framework for holding wood that is being sawed
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Asking a cab driver to break a sawbuck is impossible, requiring a swing past the neighbourhood where sidewalk money-changers do their business.
The rest of us had to make shift as we could, and I rigged up a "sawbuck" pack-saddle, with rope loops for stirrups and a blanket across it to sit on.
Hyphen added to 'sawbuck' to ensure consistency with other uses
The Elk Scouts had under their top-packs a "sawbuck" pack-saddle, which is a pair of wooden X's; and to the horns of the X's they hung on each side a canvas case or pannier, in which were stowed cooking utensils, etc.
Sport Harris, who was always looking for a chance to risk something, promptly took Harry up, and each placed a "sawbuck" in the hands of
Unless the AP is leaving something out, the only enticement ObamaTour offers would-be visitors is the prospect of shelling out a sawbuck.
In Jack Spence's case the only exodus they would see in the upcoming days would be at his hand or as a result of another three sawbuck expenditure.
Maisie spread her legs a little and he counted the bills into her lap, feeling the back of his hand brush her warm thighs with every double sawbuck.
“I thought maybe you could spot me another double sawbuck.”
Bucky fronted Jake a double sawbuck until he felt up to going to the bank.
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