bonesetter

[ bohn-set-er ]
/ ˈboʊnˌsɛt ər /

noun

a person who treats or sets fractures, broken or dislocated bones, or the like, especially one who is not a regular physician or surgeon; healer.

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Origin of bonesetter

late Middle English word dating back to 1425–75; see origin at bone, setter
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British Dictionary definitions for bonesetter

bonesetter
/ (ˈbəʊnˌsɛtə) /

noun

a person who sets broken or dislocated bones, esp one who has no formal medical qualifications
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