- 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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While McInnes’ chopper carries its water in a bucket, that’s not the only way to do it.How aerial firefighters battle blazes from the skies|Rob Verger|August 27, 2020|Popular Science
Kobe and Shaq butted heads, did their own things, got buckets and won three rings.LeBron And AD Dominate Like Kobe And Shaq. But Can They Win Like The Classic Lakers?|Robert O'Connell|August 24, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
These are in the low-touch, high-growth bucket which is a good thing for us.‘It’s less dire than it seemed to be’: How The Wall Street Journal’s digital ads business has weathered the downturn|Lucinda Southern|August 20, 2020|Digiday
A centrifuge simulates gravity through centrifugal force — the effect that keeps water in the bottom of a bucket when you swing it over your head.What will astronauts need to survive the dangerous journey to Mars?|Maria Temming|July 15, 2020|Science News
Another problem in this third bucket — it’s a big bucket — is when the person who designed the intervention and masterminded the initial trial can no longer be so involved once the program scales up to multiple locations.
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
Somehow, their message has gone from lunch-bucket concerns to a date with Girls.
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
A fellow was dropt down in the bucket, and soon bawled out from the bottom, "I have found the punch-ladle, so wind me up."
A broken broom, covered with very ancient cobwebs, lay under one manger, and the remnants of a stable-bucket under another.The Portsmouth Road and Its Tributaries|Charles G. Harper
When the bucket came up full of water, the top was all yellow with dandelions.
If he has stolen a watering bucket or a harrow, he shall pay three shekels of silver.The Oldest Code of Laws in the World|Hammurabi, King of Babylon
With a bucket of water and a broomstick he beat out the fire, and went for a run to warm up.Love's Pilgrimage|Upton Sinclair
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.