Definition of buck:
- A frame on which firewood is sawed; a sawhorse; a sawbuck.
- A gay, dashing young fellow; a fop; a dandy.
- A male Indian or negro.
- Lye or suds in which cloth is soaked in the operation of bleaching, or in which clothes are washed.
- The beech tree.
- The cloth or clothes soaked or washed.
- The male of deer, especially fallow deer and antelopes, or of goats, sheep, hares, and rabbits.
- To break up or pulverize, as ores.
- To copulate, as bucks and does.
- To soak, steep, or boil, in lye or suds; - a process in bleaching.
- 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.
- 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.
- To throw by bucking. See Buck, v. i., 2.
- To wash ( clothes) in lye or suds, or, in later usage, by beating them on stones in running water.
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- "The Young Alaskans on the Missouri", Emerson Hough.
- "Carl and the Cotton Gin", Sara Ware Bassett.
- "Judith of the Cumberlands", Alice MacGowan.