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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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area, Sawbuck Realty offers mortgage and closing services through third-party providers and subsidizes a portion of those costs for its buyer clients.
Functions of the bucking were defined as: (1) Swing to tree stem--Starts when the loader operator finishes the previous cycle and begins moving the grapple to the next tree stem to be bucked and ends when swing movement has stopped; (2) Grappling Consists of time taken to grapple a tree stem and all the logs associated with it; (3) Swing to saw Begins when grapple swings from tree stem pile or log pile and ends when the tree stem is placed in a sawbuck or the loader is ready for bucking next log from the same tree stem; (4) Buck--Begins when the saw is positioned on the tree stem and ends when a log is completely severed.
A total of 100 cycles for bucking with sawbuck and 180 cycles for loading were collected in the field.
Swing to saw time was solely related to the relative distance between sawbuck and log pile.
Delay was usually due to maintenance of sawbuck and included replacing the dull chain and tightening the chain.
For higher quality stems, the bucking operators with sawbucks usually turned logs and looked them over for grading defects from the cab prior to bucking and then made the bucking decisions.
Logging companies using selected equipment Type of equipment Small Medium Large Total (%) (a) Felting Chain saw 48 28 2 78 Feller-buncher 14 8 6 28 Skidding Cable skidder 46 30 2 78 Grapple skidder 12 18 8 38 Forwarder 0 2 0 2 Bulldozer 14 10 2 26 Bucking Chain saw 8 2 0 10 Sawbuck 48 34 8 90 Loading Knuckleboom loader 52 38 10 100 Road building Dozer 55 34 9 98 Excavator 0 2 0 2 Trucking Triaxial 22 12 2 36 Triaxial with loader 20 6 2 28 Triaxial with pup 8 14 2 24 Tractor trailer 24 18 8 40 (a) If the total percentage is greater than 100 for a category, it simply means that some of the companies use more than one machine in that category.
I only use the sawbuck for pieces of wood that are easy to lift.
Percent of Equipment total surveys of machines total surveys Felling Chain saw 71 3 67 Feller-buncher with shear 34 1 33 Feller-buncher with sawhead 52 1 50 Limbing and bucking Chain saw 46 3 43 Pull-through delimber 42 1 41 Sawbucks or slasher 36 1 34 Delimbing gate 69 1 60 Skidding Cable skidder 16 1 16 Grapple skidder 86 2 83 Loading and trucking Knuckleboom loader 90 1 87 Tractor-trailer rig 64 2 60 Median Equipment age (yr.