sawbuck

Definition

Slang term for the U.S. ten dollar paper currency. The slang is derived from the Roman numeral for ten, "X". The "X" looks like the shape of a sawbuck, a device used to hold wood in place for sawing it into pieces.

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I did not have a sawbuck on me and it made me mad because I thought I had one on me earlier.

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The sawbuck was received by the gentleman who was only expecting nine dollars and change so he was extremely pleasant.

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He slapped a sawbuck on the counter to pay for the drink he ordered and with a tip of his hat, walked out of the bar without a second look back.

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