bucks

9 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Sawhorse \Saw"horse'\, noun A kind of rack, shaped like a double St. Andrew's cross, on which sticks of wood are laid for sawing by hand; -- called also {buck}, and {sawbuck}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buck \Buck\, noun A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.

{Buck saw}, a saw set in a frame and used for sawing wood on a sawhorse.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buck \Buck\, noun [See {Beech}, noun] The beech tree. [Scot.]

{Buck mast}, the mast or fruit of the beech tree. --Johnson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buck \Buck\ (b[u^]k), noun [Akin to LG. b["u]ke, Dan. byg, Sw. byk, G. bauche: cf. It. bucato, Prov. Sp. bugada, F. bu['e]e.]

1. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.

2. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed. [Obs.] --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buck \Buck\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bucked} (b[u^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bucking}.] [OE. bouken; akin to LG. b["u]ken, Dan. byge, Sw. byka, G. bauchen, beuchen; cf. OF. buer. Cf. the preceding noun.]

1. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching.

2. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.

3. (Mining) To break up or pulverize, as ores.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buck \Buck\ (b[u^]k), verb (used without an object)

1. To copulate, as bucks and does.

2. To spring with quick plunging leaps, descending with the fore legs rigid and the head held as low down as possible; -- said of a vicious horse or mule.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buck \Buck\, verb (used with an object)

1. (Mil.) To subject to a mode of punishment which consists in tying the wrists together, passing the arms over the bent knees, and putting a stick across the arms and in the angle formed by the knees.

2. To throw by bucking. See {Buck}, verb (used without an object), 2.

The brute that he was riding had nearly bucked him out of the saddle. --W. E. Norris.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Buck \Buck\ (b[u^]k), noun [OE. buk, bucke, AS. bucca, bua, he-goat; akin to D. bok, OHG. pocch, G. bock, Ir. boc, W. bwch, Corn. byk; cf. Zend b[=u]za, Skr. bukka. [root]256. Cf. {Butcher}, noun]

1. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.

Note: A male fallow deer is called a fawn in his first year; a pricket in his second; a sorel in his third; a sore in his fourth; a buck of the first head in his fifth; and a great buck in his sixth. The female of the fallow deer is termed a doe. The male of the red deer is termed a stag or hart and not a buck, and the female is called a hind. --Brande & C.

2. A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.

The leading bucks of the day. --Thackeray.

3. A male Indian or negro. [Colloq. U.S.]

Note: The word buck is much used in composition for the names of antelopes; as, bush buck, spring buck.

{Blue buck}. See under {Blue}.

{Water buck}, a South African variety of antelope ({Kobus ellipsiprymnus}). See Illust. of {Antelope}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

buck

noun

1: a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting [syn: {vaulting horse}, {long horse}, {buck}]

2: a piece of paper money worth one dollar [syn: {dollar}, {dollar bill}, {one dollar bill}, {buck}, {clam}]

3: United States author whose novels drew on her experiences as a missionary in China (1892-1973) [syn: {Buck}, {Pearl Buck}, {Pearl Sydenstricker Buck}]

4: a framework for holding wood that is being sawed [syn: {sawhorse}, {horse}, {sawbuck}, {buck}]

5: mature male of various mammals (especially deer or antelope)

verb

1: to strive with determination; "John is bucking for a promotion"

2: resist; "buck the trend" [syn: {buck}, {go against}]

3: move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office" [syn: {tear}, {shoot}, {shoot down}, {charge}, {buck}]

4: jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; "the yung filly bucked" [syn: {buck}, {jerk}, {hitch}]


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, PRIVACY, social and ecological responsibility and positive HUMANITARIAN ethics and VALUES. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

PRIVACY Say "Hell No!" to the TPP. LEGAL TENDER DO NO HARM Caduceus FREEDOM OF THE PRESS FREEDOM of SPEECH FREEDOM FOR ALL economic opportunity We need better cryptography. FREEDOM FOR ALL Think BIG! Science The Law of The Land
Caduceus, Golden Key and Scales of Justice


Sunday, March 29, 2015 11:30:24 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_bucks_2015-03-29_23-30-24_54-90-239-205