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BUCK, n. Lye in which clothes are soaked in the operation of bleaching; the liquor in which clothes are washed.

1. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed in lye.

BUCK, v.t. [L. imbuo, for imbuco or imbugo, to steep, tinge, imbue.] To soak or steep in lye, a process in bleaching; to wash or steep in lye or suds.

BUCK, n. The male of the fallow deer, of the goat, the sheep,the rabbit and hare. It is applied only to the smaller quadrupeds.

BUCK, v.i. To copulate as bucks and does.




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BUCK, n. Lye in which clothes are soaked in the operation of bleaching; the liquor in which clothes are washed.

1. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed in lye.

BUCK, v.t. [L. imbuo, for imbuco or imbugo, to steep, tinge, imbue.] To soak or steep in lye, a process in bleaching; to wash or steep in lye or suds.

BUCK, n. The male of the fallow deer, of the goat, the sheep,the rabbit and hare. It is applied only to the smaller quadrupeds.

BUCK, v.i. To copulate as bucks and does.


BUCK, n.1 [G. bauche, beuche; Sp. bugada.]

  1. Lye in which clothes are soaked in the operation of bleaching; the liquor in which clothes are washed. – Encyc. Johnson.
  2. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed in lye. – Shak.

BUCK, n.2 [Sax. buc, bucca; D. bok; Ger. and Sw. bock; Sp. boque; W. bwç; It. becco. This Italian word signifies a bill or beak, the mouth, the helm of a ship, the pipe of a still, and a buck. We see it is the same word as beak, from thrusting; Dan. buk, whence bukker, to ram or thrust piles. Ir. boc or poc; Corn. byk; Fr. bouc; Arm. bouch; Kalmuc, bugn, a stag. Qu. Eth. በሐከ bahak, the male of sheep or goats.]

  1. The male of the fallow deer, of the goat, the sheep, the rabbit, and hare. It is applied only to the smaller quadrupeds.
  2. A libertine.

BUCK, v.i.

To copulate as bucks and does. – Mortimer.


BUCK, v.t. [Ger. beuchen; Dan. böger; Sw. byka; Arm. bugad; Norm. buer. This verb is retained in the L. imbuo, for imbuco, or imbugo, to steep, tinge, or imbue.]

To soak or steep in lye, a process in bleaching; to wash or steep in lye or suds. – Encyc. Shak.


Buck
  1. Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
  2. To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; -- a process in bleaching.
  3. The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.

    * 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.

  4. To copulate, as bucks and does.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.

  7. The beech tree.

    [Scot.]

    Buck mast, the mast or fruit of the beech tree. Johnson.

  8. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.

    [Obs.] Shak.
  9. To wash (clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
  10. A gay, dashing young fellow] a fop; a dandy.

    The leading bucks of the day.
    Thackeray.

  11. 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.
  12. To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.

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

  13. To break up or pulverize, as ores.
  14. A male Indian or negro.

    [Colloq. U.S.]

    * 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.

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Buck

BUCK, noun Lye in which clothes are soaked in the operation of bleaching; the liquor in which clothes are washed.

1. The cloth or clothes soaked or washed in lye.

BUCK, verb transitive [Latin imbuo, for imbuco or imbugo, to steep, tinge, imbue.] To soak or steep in lye, a process in bleaching; to wash or steep in lye or suds.

BUCK, noun The male of the fallow deer, of the goat, the sheep, the rabbit and hare. It is applied only to the smaller quadrupeds.

BUCK, verb intransitive To copulate as bucks and does.

BUCK'-BASKET,noun [buck and basket.] A basket in which clothes are carried to the wash.

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