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bucket pronunciación
noun
1 a round open-topped container for holding or carrying liquids and solids such as sand, etc.
2 a bucketful need about two buckets of water .
3 colloq a rubbish-bin or wastepaper basket.
4 Aust colloq an icecream tub.
5 comput the amount of data which may be transferred from a backing store in one operation.
6 the scoop of a dredging machine.
verb (bucketed , bucketing ) colloq
1 (also bucket down) intr said of rain: to pour down heavily.
2 (esp bucket along or down) now usu intr to drive or ride very hard or bumpily bucketing down the hill .
3 to put, lift or carry something in a bucket.
[13c: related to Anglo-French buket a pail, and Anglo-Saxon buc a pitcher]
kick the bucket see under kick.
rain buckets, weep buckets, etc to rain or weep, etc long, hard and continuously.


bucket seat
noun a small seat with a round back, for one person, eg in a car.


bucket shop
noun
1 esp Brit, rather derog colloq a travel agent that sells cheap airline tickets, normally at the expense of the usual standards of reliability and insurance, etc.
2 chiefly US
a an office where a person may deal in shares, gamble on the money market, etc;
b a firm of stockbrokers with questionable or dishonest methods of dealing.
[19c; originally US, meaning -a shop or bar selling alcoholic drink from open buckets-, the drink therefore being of questionable origin]


bucketful
noun (bucketfuls ) the amount a bucket can hold.


bucketload
noun , colloq a large amount.
[Late 20c]


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