- any of the scoops attached to or forming the endless chain in certain types of conveyors or elevators.
- the scoop or clamshell of a steam shovel, power shovel, or dredge.
- a vane or blade of a waterwheel, paddle wheel, water turbine, or the like.
- Informal. field goal.
- the part of the keyhole extending from the foul line to the end line.
verb (used with object), buck·et·ed, buck·et·ing.
verb (used without object), buck·et·ed, buck·et·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for bucket
An 18-year-old Swedish rapper/Internet meme has inspired legions of impressionable teens to get based in bucket hats.The Cult of Yung Lean: ‘I’m Building An Anarchistic Society From the Ground Up’|Marlow Stern|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Early one morning I was passing out hot water, when a man showed me a bucket of blood from his slashed wrists and asked for help.
Her solution: a bucket list of influential people and places to visit and photograph.Annie Leibovitz Talks About ‘Pilgrimage,’ Susan Sontag, Vogue & More|Justin Jones|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was on a hike to the Grand Canyon at age 18 that Shattuck penned her first bucket list.From Baltimore Ravens Cheerleader to Mrs. Robinson|Brandy Zadrozny|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On the verge of turning 60 this December, Lennox still has a few items to cross off her bucket list.
There was a bucket of water, full of cool green lights, standing by the well.The Serf|Guy Thorne
How fortunate that he had left this wide open when starting after that bucket of water!Rocky Mountain Boys|St. George Rathborne
Their own bucket, improvised out of a dish-cover and a rope, lay close to the brink.The Wings of the Morning|Louis Tracy
He dipped the bucket, and Rob had his wash; by that time Brazier had joined him.Rob Harlow's Adventures|George Manville Fenn
A brace is made of tin bent in the shape shown and riveted to the bottom of the bucket.The Boy Mechanic, Book 2|Various
British Dictionary definitions for bucket
verb -kets, -keting or -keted
Word Origin for bucket
Idioms and Phrases with bucket
see drop in the bucket; kick the bucket; rain cats and dogs (buckets); weep buckets.