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Definition of "bonesetter" [bone•set•ter]

  • A person, especially one who is not a licensed physician, who sets broken or dislocated bones. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bonesetter" in a sentence
  • "Their ways can seem inscrutable and frustrating at times as well, as when a group of men insist on letting a wounded man be tended to by a bonesetter, worsening the wounded man's condition."
  • "Illustrations in the Florentine Codex show various healers associated with specific ailments: the bonesetter, tepoztecpahtiani, for example, the bleeder, teitzminqui, or the one who cures diseases of the eyes, texpatiani."
  • "Annette sways forward and for a second it†™ s like there†™ s no bonesetter in her bloodstream."