I made a bucket out of one of the dish-covers by slinging it in two ropes.
I was glad, but my arm was the most glad part of me because it did have a tired feeling from holding the bucket out so long.
"I am going to help them get the bucket out of the captain's well," he continued.
Twice on the trip, Welborn took a bucket out of the car, dipped water from the stream, and cooled the heated engine.
Then he pulled the bucket out of the water, set it beside him, and reached out after a locust.
Let's take the bucket out, and let Shorty shoot his gun straight down into the well.
mid-13c., from Anglo-French buquet "bucket, pail," from Old French buquet "bucket," which is from a Germanic source, or a diminutive of cognate Old English buc "pitcher, bulging vessel," originally "belly" (buckets were formerly of leather as well as wood), both from West Germanic *buh- (cf. Dutch buik, Old High German buh, German Bauch "belly"), from PIE *bhou-, variant of root *bheu- "to grow, swell" (see be).
Kick the bucket "to die" (1785) perhaps is from unrelated Old French buquet "balance," a beam from which slaughtered animals were hung; perhaps reinforced by the notion of suicide by hanging after standing on an upturned bucket (but Farmer calls attention to bucket "a Norfolk term for a pulley").
To speed; barrel: The kids were bucketing along (1860s+)
brain bucket, someone can't carry a tune in a bucket, drop one's buckets, for crying out loud, go to hell in a handbasket, gutbucket, kick the bucket, lard-bucket, rust bucket, sleaze-bucket, slimebag
a vessel to draw water with (Isa. 40:15); used figuratively, probably, of a numerous issue (Num. 24:7).