double sawbuck
Sawbuck Saw"buck`, n. 1. A sawhorse. [1913 Webster]

2. [Colloq., from the Roman X for ten, like the support of a sawbuck.] a ten-dollar bill; also,

{double sawbuck}, a twenty-dollar bill. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • double\ sawbuck — Twenty dollar bill. Zak owes me a double saw buck …   Dictionary of american slang

  • double\ sawbuck — Twenty dollar bill. Zak owes me a double saw buck …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Sawbuck — Saw buck , n. 1. A sawhorse. [1913 Webster] 2. [Colloq., from the Roman X for ten, like the support of a sawbuck.] a ten dollar bill; also, {double sawbuck}, a twenty dollar bill. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sawbuck — 1) A ten dollar bill. [A double sawbuck is a twenty. Read Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler to see fin, sawbuck, and double sawbuck in action.] The cost to get into the club has gone up to a sawbuck now. 2) Ten dollar bill. Zak owes me a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • sawbuck — 1) A ten dollar bill. [A double sawbuck is a twenty. Read Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler to see fin, sawbuck, and double sawbuck in action.] The cost to get into the club has gone up to a sawbuck now. 2) Ten dollar bill. Zak owes me a… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • double saw(buck) — n. a twenty dollar bill. (See also sawbuck.) □ This whole thing only cost a double sawbuck. □ Can you loan me a double sawbuck till payday? …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sawbuck — Sawhorse Saw horse , n. A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew s cross, on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; called also {buck}, and {sawbuck}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • a\ double — A twenty dollar bill. I ve got eighty dollars on me, all I need is a double to make it a hundred. [A double sawbuck is a twenty. Read Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler to see fin, sawbuck, and double sawbuck in action.] …   Dictionary of american slang

  • a\ double — A twenty dollar bill. I ve got eighty dollars on me, all I need is a double to make it a hundred. [A double sawbuck is a twenty. Read Dashiell Hammett or Raymond Chandler to see fin, sawbuck, and double sawbuck in action.] …   Dictionary of american slang

  • United States twenty-dollar bill — Obverse of the Series 2006 $20 bill …   Wikipedia

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