Definition of Sawbones

1. Noun. A physician who specializes in surgery.




Definition of Sawbones

1. n. A nickname for a surgeon.

Definition of Sawbones

1. Noun. (slang) A surgeon. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sawbones

1. a surgeon [n -BONESES] - See also: surgeon

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sawbones

saw set
saw sets
saw through
saw tooth
saw wood
sawah
sawahs
sawbellies
sawbelly
sawbench
sawbenches
sawbill
sawbills
sawblade
sawblades
sawbones (current term)
sawboneses
sawbuck
sawbucks
sawder
sawdered
sawdering
sawders
sawdust
sawdust circuit
sawdust doll
sawdust saloon
sawdust trail
sawdusted
sawdusts

Literary usage of Sawbones

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1. The American Spirit: A Basis for World Democracy by Paul Monroe (1919)
"... away with the starry flag, Cub sawbones carried his surgeon's bag; But for me — I wanted no "rear" in mine — I shouldered a gun in the fighting line. ..."

2. Society in the New Reign by George Washburn Smalley, Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1904)
"... masher at church— Preachers and pastors à la mode—The loafing rabbi—The provincial " sawbones "—Lady ..."

3. Pitfalls by Anthony Joseph Caffrey (1921)
"CHAPTER XXVI * sawbones" SOMEHOW or another we got on to the subje of hospitals and their management one night, and Doctor X. told me that while years ago ..."

4. The American Spirit: A Basis for World Democracy by Paul Monroe (1919)
"... away with the starry flag, Cub sawbones carried his surgeon's bag; But for me — I wanted no "rear" in mine — I shouldered a gun in the fighting line. ..."

5. Society in the New Reign by George Washburn Smalley, Thomas Hay Sweet Escott (1904)
"... masher at church— Preachers and pastors à la mode—The loafing rabbi—The provincial " sawbones "—Lady ..."

6. Pitfalls by Anthony Joseph Caffrey (1921)
"CHAPTER XXVI * sawbones" SOMEHOW or another we got on to the subje of hospitals and their management one night, and Doctor X. told me that while years ago ..."

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