Origin of sawbuck1
Origin of sawbuck2
Examples from the Web for sawbuck
Historical Examples of sawbuck
"Here's your ten and costs," says Pinckney, tossing him a sawbuck.Shorty McCabe
They drove a pack-horse, their supplies loaded on a sawbuck saddle with kyacks.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
Rob threw the sawbuck pack-saddle on top of the padded blanket.The Young Alaskans in the Rockies
"It pleases me to say that I pulled a sawbuck out of Emery," he said.Frank Merriwell's Races
Burt L. Standish
The sawbuck followed it, the cinch flying high so that it should go clear.The Eagle's Heart
Word Origin for sawbuck
"ten-dollar bill," American English slang, 1850, from resemblance of X (Roman numeral 10) to the ends of a sawhorse. Sawbuck in the sense of "sawhorse" is attested only from 1862 but presumably is older (see saw (n.1)).