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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!

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

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.
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The sawbuck is held in the open position when the 2-by-4 legs butt up against the top edges of the plywood cross pieces.
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At Ashcroft (British Columbia), Whelen bought "a saddle horse for $25, two pack horses for $15 each, a stock saddle for $25, two sawbuck saddles for $5, and $25 worth of grub.
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Results indicated a typical knuckleboom loader with a sawbuck can be employed efficiently in the region with a typical balanced manual harvesting system or a mechanized harvesting system.
1,000 or 1,500 pounds per pair - and has a line of accessories that includes a six-outlet plug and slip-on sawbuck for holding logs.
Similarly, the Model 154BK SawBuck is two saws in one: a course saw for slicing soft, dry wood fast, and a fine saw for harder woods.
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When we cut wood for heating, Steve saws one- to four-inch diameter branches and dead saplings into trailer length pieces to be hauled back to the sawbuck.
Bucking with a sawbuck is a typical practice in West Virginia, which accounted for 82 and 86 percent of the bucking operations for small and medium companies, respectively (Table 4).
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The main job of our sawbuck is to cut cookstove wood, which, for our stove, needs to be 14" long.