Definition of sawbones in English:

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sawbones

Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːbəʊnz/

noun (plural same)

informal
A doctor or surgeon.
Example sentences
  • Osler - a sawbones so famous that somebody wrote a 1,400-page biography of the guy - was the first to describe the condition.
  • The mobile sawbones are looking for volunteers to sign on for nine to 12 months helping the sick in such unpredictable places as Afghanistan.
  • In a few short weeks, they've collected 500 signatures on a petition to name the park after Salvadore Allende, a Marxist sawbones elected president of Chile in 1970.

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