bucket

bucket
bucket
n.
pl. bucketfuls [buk′it]
n.
[ME boket < Anglo-Fr buket, dim. of OE buc, pitcher, bulging vessel, orig., belly < IE * bhou-, var. of base * bheu-: see BIG]
1. a deep, round container with a flat bottom and a curved handle, used to hold or carry water, coal, etc.; pail
2. the amount held by a bucket: also bucketful n. bucketfuls
3. a thing like a bucket, as a scoop on a steam shovel, any of the cups on a water wheel, or any of the curved vanes in the rotor of a turbine
4. Slang the rump; buttocks
vt., vi.
1. to carry, draw, or lift (water, etc.) in a bucket or buckets
2. to speculate (with) dishonestly as in a bucket shop
3. Brit.
a) to ride (a horse) at a fast pace
b) to move or drive rapidly or recklessly
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kick the bucket [? < obs. bucket, beam on which a slaughtered pig was hung]
Slang to die

English World dictionary. . 2014.

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