3. A male Indian or negro. [Colloq. U.S.]
The word buck is much used in composition for the names of antelopes; as, bush buck, spring buck.
Blue buck. See under Blue. Water buck, a South African variety of antelope See Illust. of Antelope.
(Buck) v. i.
1. To copulate, as bucks and does.
2. To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low
down as possible; said of a vicious horse or mule.
(Buck), v. t.
1. (Mil.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the
arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.
2. To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.
The brute that he was riding had nearly bucked him out of the saddle.
W. E. Norris.
Buck saw, a saw set in a frame and used for sawing wood on a sawhorse.
(Buck), n. A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
Buck mast, the mast or fruit of the beech tree. Johnson.
(Buck), n. [See Beech, n.] The beech tree. [Scot.]
(Buck"-bas`ket) n. [See 1st Buck.] A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash.
(Buck" bean`) (Bot.) A plant (Menyanthes trifoliata) which grows in moist and boggy places,
having racemes of white or reddish flowers and intensely bitter leaves, sometimes used in medicine; marsh
trefoil; called also bog bean.
(Buck"board`) n. A four-wheeled vehicle, having a long elastic board or frame resting on the
bolsters or axletrees, and a seat or seats placed transversely upon it; called also buck wagon.
(Buck"er) n. (Mining)
1. One who bucks ore.
2. A broad-headed hammer used in bucking ore.
(Buck"er), n. A horse or mule that bucks.
(Buck"et) n. [OE. boket; cf. AS. buc pitcher, or Corn. buket tub.]
1. A vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other
The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket,
The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well.
2. A vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc.
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