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Word of the Day
Friday, March 23, 2012

Definitions for ruck

  1. A large number or quantity; mass.
  2. The great mass of undistinguished or inferior persons or things.

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Citations for ruck
Innis steered Jessica through a ruck of large, bearded men in dungarees and greasy sweaters who looked at her like she might be the floor show. Paul Bryers, The Prayer of the Bone
A ruck of charts, clipboards, cuttlefish-flavored peanut snacks, containers of the barley water and orange pop the enlisted brought on watch, binoculars, and struggling men stirred at the base of the cliff. David Poyer, Korea Strait
Origin of ruck
Ruck comes from an early Icelandic word ruka or ruke which meant "a heap or a stack."