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 santibanco.]

Saltimbancos, quacksalvers, and charlatans. Sir T. browne.

 

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