[ bohn-set-er ]
/ ˈboʊnˌsɛt ər /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bonesetter

/ (ˈbəʊnˌsɛtə) /


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