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double sawbuck

A nickname for the US $20 bill. I don't get paid till next week—any chance you can loan me a double saw?
See also: double, sawbuck


slang A 10-dollar bill. A sawbuck is another name for a sawhorse (a support on which timber is placed when it is being cut) that has two crossed legs at each end, creating an X, which were featured on old 10-dollar bills as the Roman numeral for 10. Primarily heard in US. I've never laid more than a sawbuck on any bet in my life, and while I've never had any huge winnings, I've never lost more than I'm comfortable parting with, either. This place is great. You can get a full meal, a soft drink, and a dessert for less than a sawbuck!
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double saw(buck)

and double and dub
n. a twenty-dollar bill. (see also sawbuck.) This whole thing only cost a double sawbuck. Can you loan me a dub?
See also: double, sawbuck


n. a ten-dollar bill. (From the time when the 10 was indicated by the Roman numeral X (10), which looks like the crosspiece that supports wood that is being sawed.) It cost me a sawbuck to have my car pulled out of the mud.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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of sites Harvest site characteristics (total n = 30) Percent Contract logger 14 47 Independent logger 12 40 Company crew 4 13 Mechanical harvester (a) 6 20 Grapple skidder (a) 8 27 Sawbuck (a,b) 21 70 Private land 28 93 Forester involvement 22 73 (a) Five of the 30 logging operations ran a mechanical harvester, grapple skidder, and sawbuck and thus are classified as "fully mechanized." (b) A sawbuck, in this context, is a metal-framed stand associated with a circular cutoff saw onto which a tree-length piece of roundwood is loaded using a knuckle-boom at the landing.
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