Why Is a Ten Dollar Bill Called a Sawbuck?


The ten dollar bill has been a slang for a sawbuck because of an x looks like a sawhorse. A buck is slang for a dollar. So with the these two put together it is called a sawbuck.
Q&A Related to "Why Is a Ten Dollar Bill Called a Sawbuck?"
The 10 dollar bill was calleda sawbuck because it incorporated an "X"
A sawbuck is shaped like an 'X' which is the roman numeral for the number 10. Thus, a double sawbuck is XX, or a twenty. And a sawbuck is used to hold logs for cutting into firewood
Early $10 bills had the Roman numeral X (ten) as one indicator of their denomination. The form of the X resembled a carpenter's sawbuck, a kind of platform that's used to hold logs
Because they name after the president Anonymous
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2015 Ask.com