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

    March 7, 2009