Buck"et (?), n. [OE. boket; cf. AS.
buc pitcher, or Corn. buket tub.] 1. A
vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or
carrying water, sap, or other liquids.
The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound
The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well.
2. A vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and
conveying coal, ore, grain, etc.
3. (Mach.) One of the receptacles on the rim
of a water wheel into which the water rushes, causing the wheel to revolve;
also, a float of a paddle wheel.
4. The valved piston of a lifting pump.
Fire bucket, a bucket for carrying water to put
out fires. -- To kick the bucket, to die.
Buck"et (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Bucketed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Bucketing.] 1. To draw or lift in, or as
if in, buckets; as, to bucket water.
2. To pour over from a bucket; to
3. To ride (a horse) hard or
4. (Rowing) To make, or cause to make
(the recovery), with a certain hurried or unskillful forward swing of
the body. [Eng.]