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Meaning of SALTIMBANCO

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sal`tim*ban"co\, n. [It., literally, one who leaps
or mounts upon a bench; saltare to leap + in in, upon + banco
a bench.]
A mountebank; a quack. [Obs.] [Written also {santinbanco}.]

      Saltimbancos, quacksalvers, and charlatans. --Sir T.
                                               Browne.

 

 

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