Sawbones: Slang name for a surgeon and, in particular, an orthopaedic surgeon (who may have "sawed bones" on the battlefield in days gone by).
The term "sawbones" has been in use for many years, as in: "What, don't you know what a Sawbones is, Sir," enquired Mr. Weller; "I thought everybody know'd as a Sawbones was a Surgeon." (Dickens, Pickwick Papers, 1837).
For over three decades, Sawbones, the originators of "hands-on" workshop models, continues to be the leader in medical models for orthopaedic and medical education.
Definition of SAWBONES. slang: physician, surgeon. Examples of SAWBONES <a real old-timer who remembers when you could expect a sawbones to make a house call>
sawĂÂˇbones (sĂÂ´ b nz) n. pl. sawbones or sawĂÂˇbonesĂÂˇes (-b n z z) Slang. A physician, especially a surgeon. sawbones [ĂËsĂâĂÂĂĹbĂâ˘ĂĹ nz] n pl-bones, -boneses
n. Slang , pl. , sawbones , or -bonesĂÂˇes ( -bĂ Ân ' zĂÂz ). A physician, especially a surgeon.
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