sawbones

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saw·bones

 (sô′bōnz′)
n. pl. sawbones or saw·bones·es (-bōn′zĭz) Slang
A physician, especially a surgeon.

sawbones

(ˈsɔːˌbəʊnz)
n, pl -bones or -boneses
slang a surgeon or doctor

saw•bones

(ˈsɔˌboʊnz)

n., pl. -bones, -bones•es. (used with a sing. v.) Slang.
a surgeon or physician.
[1830–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sawbones - a physician who specializes in surgerysawbones - a physician who specializes in surgery
amputator - a surgeon who removes part or all of a limb
cosmetic surgeon, plastic surgeon - a surgeon who beautifies the body (especially the face)
doc, doctor, physician, Dr., MD, medico - a licensed medical practitioner; "I felt so bad I went to see my doctor"
brain surgeon, neurosurgeon - someone who does surgery on the nervous system (especially the brain)
Translations

sawbones

(o.f.) [ˈsɔːbəʊnz] N (pej) → matasanos m inv