[ buhk-er ]
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  1. a horse that bucks.

  2. a person who bucks rivets.

  1. a person employed to carry, shovel, lift, or load coal, farm produce, etc.

Origin of bucker

An Americanism dating back to 1880–85; buck2 + -er1

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[ buhk-er ]

  1. (in lumbering) a person who saws felled trees into shorter, more easily hauled lengths.

Origin of bucker

First recorded in 1905–10; buck3 in the sense “to cut or saw wood with a bucksaw” + -er1

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How to use bucker in a sentence

  • I'm open to bet there isn't a bucker in Australia can get rid of him in a quarter of an hour.

    The Sweep Winner | Nat Gould
  • As a matter of fact, he became detached rather early in the game, having been accidentally given a bucker.

    Tenting To-night | Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • A bucker is a bent piece of wood by which slaughtered sheep are hung up by their expanded hind legs, before being cut out.

    Popular Rhymes and Nursery Tales | David Goodger (goodger@python.org)
  • The workmen seated before it, break the pieces of mixed ore, called bowse in Derbyshire, with the bucker.

  • The saddle was double-cinched, and when Orlick tightened the flank girth the animal revolved, kicking in a circle like a bucker.

    The Red Debt | Everett MacDonald