Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A horse that bucks.
- n. A bent piece of wood, especially that on which a slaughtered animal is suspended.
- n. A horse's hind leg.
- n. In mining: One who bucks or bruises ore.
- n. A flat broad-headed hammer used in bucking ore.
- n. A cowboy.
- n. One who saws felled trees into logs. Also called a cross-cutter.
- n. One who brings or carries. See buck, transitive verb, 4.
- n. A machine for shaping staves for barrels or kegs. It consists of a steel carriage into which the stave is clamped by a lever. The carriage is then forced by a ram into such a position that the stave passes between two cutters, which shave it to the proper proportions, the width in the center being greater than at the ends to give the barrel the proper bulge or belly.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Mining) One who bucks ore.
- n. A broad-headed hammer used in bucking ore.
- n. A horse or mule that bucks.
“I've seen him mount a hostile "bucker," and, clinching his italic legs around the body of his adversary, ride him till the blood would burst from”
“After winning ten times in succession the luck turned, and the unfortunate "bucker" was cleared out not only of his gains, but of his original investment, which may be placed roughly at twenty thousand dollars.”
“I would rather sit on the back of the worst kind of bucker than jump over those waves again.”
“Bag more deer use acorn rage ... draw em in with peanut bucker ... use deer cane and you'll have em lickin stumps and pawin the ground.”
“•The trend-bucker: ESPN's coverage was up slightly from last year, but down slight from 2007.”
“And now, for those anxious moments when your support group is on vacation, there is a new variety of bedside bucker-uppers called affirmation books.”
“Lexi said in her hoarse voice, extracting Hadley from his car seat without a single scream or struggle with a recalcitrant bucker.”
“The winner of the Michael Cuddyer/Brian Buchanan/Bobby Kielty battle in Minnesota could be a big bang-for-the-bucker, but that's about it.”
“Quietly, they began to disperse, saying little, looking much like their done-in bucker—defeated.”
“Pat was one of the first rebels that I remember, a real system-bucker.”
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