noun, plural saw·bones, saw·bones·es. (used with a singular verb) Slang.
Examples from the Web for sawbones
The sawbones from the clinic can't find anything out of line, and I think you can.The Right Time|Walter Bupp
Having really excited him, instead of soothing him, Sawbones Salter had to pretend that you would excite him.A Terrible Temptation|Charles Reade
That sawbones feller is right when he says the progress will be slow.With Edged Tools|Henry Seton Merriman
Sawbones tells me I have plenty of chance to pull through, but Im not so sure about that.Dave Darrin on the Asiatic Station|H. Irving Hancock
For many years he had carried in his body a Spanish bullet which the sawbones of his guerrilla band had been unable to extract.The Enemies of Women|Vicente Blasco Ibez