bonesetter

noun
bone·​set·​ter | \ ˈbōn-ˌse-tər How to pronounce bonesetter (audio) \

Definition of bonesetter

: a person who sets broken or dislocated bones usually without being a licensed physician

Examples of bonesetter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Across from a chocolate maker, a collective of herbalists, midwives, and bonesetters operate a small medicinal garden with plots of mugwort and rue, selling soaps and supplements out of their shop. Julien Capmeil, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Mar. 2020

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circa 1518, in the meaning defined above

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“Bonesetter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bonesetter. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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bonesetter

noun
bone·​set·​ter | \ -ˌset-ər How to pronounce bonesetter (audio) \

Medical Definition of bonesetter

: a person who sets broken or dislocated bones usually without being a licensed physician

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