Advertisement - Continue reading below

Definition of "bone-setter" [bone-setter]

  • One whose occupation is to set broken and dislocated bones; one who has a knack at setting bones: generally applied to one who is not a regularly qualified surgeon. (noun)

The Century Dictionary (Public Domain)

Use "bone-setter" in a sentence
  • "Without sufficient coin to purchase a fresh mount, the transaction theft had taken more time than he would have liked, and the new horse itself had proved to be the veriest bone-setter."
  • "The dueña introduced me to Don Estavo, her husband, the bone-setter and massage giver."
  • "Night fell and it got dark with tropical quickness just as I was dropped off in a real VW bug at the bone-setter/massage man's home."