noun Date: 15th century a person who sets broken or dislocated bones usually without being a licensed physician

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  • Bonesetter — Bone set*ter, n. One who sets broken or dislocated bones; commonly applied to one, not a regular surgeon, who makes an occupation of setting bones. {Bone set*ting}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bonesetter — This article is about therapists, for John D. Bonesetter Reese, see John D. Reese. A bonesetter is a practitioner of joint manipulation. Before the advent of chiropractors, osteopaths and physical therapists, bonesetters were the main providers… …   Wikipedia

  • bonesetter — /bohn set euhr/, n. a person who treats or sets fractures, broken or dislocated bones, or the like, esp. one who is not a regular physician or surgeon; healer. [1425 75; late ME; see BONE1, SETTER] * * * …   Universalium

  • bonesetter — noun One who realigns broken or disjointed bones …   Wiktionary

  • bonesetter — bone·set·ter .set ər n a person who sets broken or dislocated bones usu. without being a licensed physician …   Medical dictionary

  • bonesetter — n. one who sets broken bones, one who treats fractured bones …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bonesetter — bone•set•ter [[t]ˈboʊnˌsɛt ər[/t]] n. a person, usu. not a licensed physician, skilled at setting broken or dislocated bones • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • bonesetter — /ˈboʊnsɛtə/ (say bohnsetuh) noun a medical practitioner who treats broken bones and similar disorders without the formal qualifications of a surgeon; an osteopath …   Australian English dictionary

  • bonesetter — noun someone (not necessarily a licensed physician) who sets broken bones • Hypernyms: ↑health professional, ↑primary care provider, ↑PCP, ↑health care provider, ↑caregiver …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Bonesetter's Daughter — infobox Book | name = The Bonesetter s Daughter title orig = translator = image caption = First edition cover author = Amy Tan illustrator = cover artist = country = United States language = English series = genre = publisher = Putnam Adult… …   Wikipedia

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