Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A sawhorse, especially one having a crossed pair of legs at each end.
  • noun Slang A ten-dollar bill.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as sawhorse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A sawhorse.
  • noun a ten-dollar bill; also, double sawbuck, a twenty-dollar bill.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a framework for holding wood so that it can be sawed; a sawhorse
  • noun US (slang) a ten-dollar bill

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a framework for holding wood that is being sawed

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

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  • Noirish slang for a $10 bill. Good discussion of it on Language Hat.

    March 7, 2009